The Bugatti Chiron, the Veyron successor, has finally been revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with 1479bhp, 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds and a £2 million price tag.
Bugatti has laboured long and hard to create a successor to the Veyron (nearly building the four-door Galibier at one time), but now the wait is over and the Veyron’s successor is revealed. Say hello to the new Bugatti Chiron.
The Chiron uses a revised version of the 8.0 litre, quad-turbo W16 engine in the Veyron, but in the Chiron it has a massive 1479bhp and 1179lb/ft of torque, enough, say Bugatti, to get the Chiron to 62mph in under 2.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 261mph.
Power from the massive W16 is sent to all four wheels through a revised 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, stopping power comes from Carbon Silicon Carbide brakes with eight pistons, grip is from specially developed tyres, and an adaptive suspension ensures the Chiron is always perfectly set up.
Styling is very much an evolution of the Veyron, but the Chiron gets a bolder look with added aerodynamic efficiency, Bugatti grille, four lense LED headlights, a big, weeping semi-circle sweeping from the top of A-Pillars, back behind the doors and forward to the base of the front wing, a buttressed look sweeping down to the flatter tail which has full-width LED lights and an integrated spoiler.
The Chiron is also wider (by 40mm), longer (by 82mm) and taller (by 53mm) than the Veyron – which will help with passenger space – and a cabin that looks very Bugatti with lots of leather, carbon fibre and brushed aluminium.
Bugatti say they plan to build just 500 Chirons – each costing €2.4 million (a bit under £2 million at today’s rates) of which 150 have already been sold. Production of the Chiron is scheduled to start in October 2016.