For the start of one of the world’s toughest races, Bugatti sent their latest achievement to pace the field. Leading the parade laps at Nürburgring, a new Chiron teased spectators with a few photo opportunities on the track and in the paddocks. No stranger to this historic track, Bugatti named the car after Louis Chiron, one of the most successful drivers for Team Bugatti in the 1931-32 seasons.
Bugatti may be a French name, but the car is the product of German engineering. As the flagship for Volkswagen Auto Group, it is a 25% improvement in power over its predecessor, the Veyron. Horsepower is rated at 1,500 with 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a redesign of the four turbochargers and direct injection, Chiron will be one of the fastest production cars of all time. We would have liked to see the car make use of this power in action, but this one was probably already sold. As soon as we find action footage of Chiron on the track, you will see it first here on Autofluence.