The new Bugatti Chiron car is presented ahead of the 86th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland.
The main carryover piece will be the 8 litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it will be heavily updated. Direct injection will be added and two of the four turbos will be electronically driven to eliminate turbo lag. Chiron has 1,500 PS (1,103 kW; 1,479 bhp) of power and 1,600 N·m (1,180 lb·ft) of torque starting from 2000rpm. Like its predecessor Veyron, it will have a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and 4WD system.
The Chiron will accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62mph) in under 2.5 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124mph) in less than 6.5 seconds and 0-300 km/h (186mph) below 13.6 seconds. The Chiron’s top speed is limited to 420 kilometres per hour (260 mph) for safety reasons. By comparison, the Koenigsegg Regera released in 2015 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 2.8 seconds 0-200 km/h in 6.6 seconds and 0-300 in 10.9 seconds. Neither Bugatti nor Koenigsegg have made any official tests of 0-400 km/h, but Koenigsegg claims that their Regera can do it in less than 20 seconds. Taking into consideration how light the car is and how powerful it is, the claim looks very possible and promising. The Bugatti is substantially heavier so going by how much slower it is to 300 km/h, the Bugatti will most likely do 0-400 in about 30-31 seconds.
500 units are to be produced and 120 orders have already been placed. The Chiron will be available towards the end of 2016 with a cost of €2.4 million (£1.9 million).