Bugatti has been tight-lipped about the development of their successor to the Veyron since confirming it was in the works June 27, but the United Kingdom’s Car Magazine has peeled back a layer of secrecy and found out the highly anticipated details.
The Veyron has evolved into the Chiron, and as Car reported Aug. 30, the world will first see it at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, scheduled for March 3-13. But for a special group of Bugatti clients, it’s already been seen, and deposits have already been made – despite the reported price.
“The Chiron, which is being prepared for a debut at the Geneva motor show in March 2016, will cost €2.2 million (£1.6m) at launch for a base-spec model, according to our sources,” Car reported. With conversion rates where they are as of press time, that’s the equivalent of approximately $2.5 million USD. Of course, with numbers like the ones predicted, it’s not hard to understand why.
Though the idea of a 14-cylinder engine was toyed with, the Chiron features a quad turbo 8.0-liter W16 capable of creating a projected 1,480 bhp and 1,106 lb-ft. Its estimated top speed is said to be 288 mph. Be prepared to hit 62 mph from a standstill faster than you can take a breath – only 2.3 seconds will elapse.
Car Magazine also reported that plans estimate 500 examples will be created, each showing off a stunning restyle of the Veyron. Check out Car’s article to learn more about Bugatti’s new contender, and find a Chiron predecessor from our exclusive listings at the button below.
(Source: Car Magazine)