Bugatti has confirmed the name “Chiron” for its next model, the successor to the mighty Veyron. A new spy image of the Bugatti Chiron by Instagram user Lamborhginiks reveals the complete front fascia of the hypercar. The Chiron will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to be held on 29th of February.
The Chiron is named after Louis Chiron, a legendary racing driver who won virtually all the major Grand Prix races for the brand in the 1920’s and the 1930’s. His name was closely associated with the history of Bugatti than any other racing driver. The Chiron will feature production friendly LED headlamps and DRL’s, the customary horseshoe grille, a redesigned hood as compared to the Vision GT concept and a freshly designed front bumper with air intakes.
The earlier spy video of the Chiron revealed the posterior that included LED tail-lights, a diffuser and not to miss, a lowered exhaust system as compared to its predecessor. The Chiron is rumoured to be powered by the same 8.0 litre W16 engine as the Bugatti Veyron but will be majorly re-tuned to increase performance figures. The engine is rumoured to have a crazy 1500 horses of power and 1500 Nm of torque while the top speed will shoot up to 460 km/hr or 290 mph.
The Chiron is currently undergoing its final testing with a number of prototypes on the road in various continents. The Chiron was shown to prospective customers and reportedly 100 orders have been bagged with the help of private previews. The production of the Chiron will be limited to 500 units and will be significantly costlier as comapred to the Veyron that costs $1.3 Million.
Image Courtesy: Lamborghiniks on Instagram