The Bugatti Veyron – which was once the world’s fastest car – has been around for a very long time. It was first released back in 2005. With that being said, it is only natural for the company to be prepping the successor to the model. Now, words have emerged on a new model from Bugatti, dubbed the Chiron.
Rumor has it the car will still carry its predecessor’s engine, the 8.0L W16 quad-turbo engine. However, it is said that the power output will increase from 1,200 hp (Veyron Super Sport) to approximately 1,500 hp. The total torque, however, will stay the same, 1,500 Nm.
As reported by the Automobile Magazine, the increase in power output is possible, thanks to the twin turbochargers powered electrically in the engine bay. Combined with 7-speed automatic dual clutch transmission, the engine will be able to send power to both axles. This makes it possible for the Chiron to reach a top speed of 463.5 km/h. As you can see, the Chiron will be even faster than the unrestricted version of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has a top speed of 431 km/h. For the latter, however, the production version can only reach a top speed of 415 km/h.
With such a huge power, the upcoming Bugatti Chiron can go from a standstill to the speed of 100 km/h within less than two and a half seconds. And, when it comes to braking, the carbon ceramic disc brakes will stop the car in an instant. Apart from that, the Chiron is also said to be featuring a huge rear wing spoiler, active air deflectors, overhauled interior and even a speedometer which has 500 km/h mark displayed on it.
Although the Chiron will succeed the Veyron, Walter de Silva, the design chief at the Volkswagen Group, refers to the car as being more than just a Veyron successor. To him, the Bugatti Chiron will be a masterpiece that will redefine all the standards of a supercar used for at least the past four years. The car is likely to make its debut in 2016.