It is a well known fact that Bugatti is already working on the successor of the Veyron. Now, according to a new report, it has surfaced that the Bugatti’s Veyron successor will be christened as the “Chiron”.
Way back in 1999, Bugatti had showcased the 18/3 Chiron designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro from Italdesign at the Frankfurt Motor Show. According to reports, the name will be making a comeback next year when the Veyron successor will be launched. The moniker is most likely a reference to Bugatti racing driver Louis Alexandre Chiron (1899 – 1979).
1999 Chiron concept
Although not much details about the new Bugatti are available at the moment, but it is likely that the new model will use the Veyron’s massive W16 8.0 liter quad-turbocharged mill. However as reports have suggested, the Veyron successor will be a hybrid. Hence, the engine in the Chiron is expected to work in tandem with an electric motor to create a hybrid system capable of developing around 1,500 PS (1,103 kW). With the 1,500 PS of power, the Chiron can easily have a rumored top whack of 270 mph (435 kmph).
Akin to the Veyron, the Chiron will also enjoy a limited prodcution run of only 450 units. VW Group’s design chief Walter de Silva says they have put “a lot of effort in the technology” to develop a supercar that will “redefine the benchmarks.”