Car News 4 Dec 2015

Bugatti’s new ‘Chiron’ hypercar will debut at Geneva

Bugatti has announced the release of its new hypercar, the Chiron, which will debut at the Geneva motor show next March.  The Chiron will replace the popular Veyron, and is named in honour of Bugatti’s most successful racing driver, Louis Chiron who achieved great success in the 1920s and ‘30s.

The Chiron is expected to outperform both the Veyron, and its hypercar competitors.  Power output will reportedly exceed 1400bhp – a dart from 0-62mph in less than 2.5 seconds and a higher top speed than the Veyron’s 268mph.

The Chiron will be pure performance, luxury and thrill, focused around an upgraded 16 cylinder, quad-turbo 8.0 litre engine.  The new hypercar will be totally restyled, with slim, sharply angled headlights, a C shaped shoulder line and a Veyron-esque sweeping rear roofline.  A whole new tech spec is likely, based around the Gran Turismo concept car design.

Bugatti has already received over 100 orders for the Chiron, and demand is such that a number of limited editions and specials runs are expected in 2016.  Expect to pay a cool £1.6m for the base-spec model.