The much-loved hypercar brand Bugatti is ready to replace its masterpiece, the Veyron with a sportier, lighter and more powerful machine that is named – ‘Chiron’. The brand made a mark in history when the Veyron did over 400 kmph won itself the legendary states. But with time, the brand understood that to cater the market’s needs today, it will have to offer something much more beastly than the Veyron. The new model is still in the testing phase, so the price is still a big question mark. It is possible that the company may showcase the car globally in 2016.
There isn’t any official data available about the Chiron, but keeping in mind that it is a Veyron successor, one can expect it to be nothing less than an extraordinary machine that will conquer any track it wants. Bugatti is expected to reveal this new beast only in front of some prospective customers at the Pebble Beach Concours later this year. June 2014 was the time when the Volkswagen Group had given its first official confirmation that a successor to the Bugatti Veyron will be made with chances of it having a hybrid powertrain.
The biggest question arising today is that it is still not clear whether there will be a separate hybrid car or the conventional engine model which will feature the hybrid technology. Having two hypercars does not seem much of a realistic option though considering the exclusivity and extravagant price point at which these cars will be sold. With a belief to surpass the Veyron statistics, Bugatti plans to enhance every component of the car to unleash the maximum performance and is aiming to touch the 460 kmph figure.
To make this possible, Bugatti is sure to have a heavy update of its predecessor’s turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine. The power values can be huge somewhere in the range of 1479 BHP and is enough to blow out your minds. The company has developed 5 prototypes with different powertrains that are based on the existing car, but several options being worked out for the new model. These can be seen in the image above.
The new Bugatti will be equipped with a carbon fibre monocoque having luxurious interiors and comfortable seating for two with all the latest technology on board. The revamped powertrain will come with electric assistance at the rear-end in a mid-engine layout, having power delivery to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and multi-plate-clutch four-wheel drive system that will keep the beast at work. We can’t wait to see this one come through!
Source – Autocar UK