If the Bugatti Veyron didn’t quite hit the spot for you, feast your eyes on these stunning shots of the new Chiron, a ‘super sports car’, as Bugatti has it. The pictures were released on the eve of the car’s global unveiling at Geneva.
The Chiron boasts some truly staggering production-car figures: 1,479bhp (1,500PS), to start with. Then there’s a mind-numbing 1,180 lb ft (1,600Nm) of torque between 2,000rpm and 6,000rpm. All of which takes this car to a maximum speed of 260mph (420km/h), thankfully limited for road travel, and a 0-62mph time of under 2.5 seconds. Hold on to your hats.
The Chiron goes on sale in autumn of this year, and is limited to 500 units, a third of which has orders already. The price? It starts at 2.4m euros, but we assume sir will be wanting some optional extras.
‘The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better,’ said Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti, on the eve of the show.
So what lies under the bonnet? A newly developed eight-litre W16 engine with four large turbochargers controlled by Bugatti’s two-stage turbocharging system is what. The body is a new carbon fibre monocoque on a newly designed adaptive chassis.
For those who thought the Veyron a soft design, the Chiron is described as having a “significantly more aggressive tone”.
Mr Durheimer commented: ‘With the Chiron, we will not only be providing a key emotional element for the image of the Volkswagen Group, but will also be making a positive contribution to Group results.’