The Bugatti Chiron, the alleged Bugatti Veyron successor, is said to premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. Reports say that only 500 units of the new Bugatti will be built and 120 are already sold-out.
According to a report from Autovisie, Bugatti is asking €200,000 for the first deposit that confirms the pre-order. The second deposit will be of €900,000. In total, the customer will end-up shelling out around €2.2 to €2.5 million excluding tax. Deliveries will commence in 2017.
After the deliveries of the coupe version commence in 2017, Bugatti will introduce a convertible version in 2018, as per the report. The Bugatti Chiron Convertible would have a T-bar roof with removable carbon fiber roof panels, suggests the report. A glass roof is said to be a second possibility.
The Bugatti Chiron’s production design & styling, as indicated by test mules spied recently, should be largely inspired by the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) in September. Volkswagen Group’s ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn has confirmed that the car’s driving force will come from a hybrid powertrain.
The hybrid system’s combustion engine is said to be a revised version of the same 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine from the Veyron. Two of the exhaust-driven turbochargers would be replaced by electrical turbochargers for eradicating any possible turbo lag at low engine speeds. The upgraded engine would churn out 1,500 PS (1,480 bhp) and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of torque, and be paired to a 7-speed DCT. A four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring would do the duty of power distribution. 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed are reported to be 2.0 seconds and 288 mph (464 km/h) respectively.