The Bugatti Veyron’s successor that is said to be named ‘Bugatti Chiron’, has been spied in production guise for the first time. The prototype was spotted at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The clarity of the spy shot low to conclude what is camouflaged and what is the actual body part.
Bugatti shipping the production prototype this month strongly indicates that the successor will be previewed privately to potential customers at the 65th Annual Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance that is to be held on August 16, 2015.
Paul Woodman of Lovecars has already seen the Veyron’s successor. Bugatti test driver and 1988 Le Mans winner Andy Wallace himself showed the car to him. After seeing the car, he shared on his Instagram account that “it (Veyron successor) looks nothing like any of the renders circulating the internet.” The new megacar is “beautiful… very aggressive and very sporty!”
[The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale marked the end of the Veyron’s journey. The “La Finale” edition was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.]
Coming to the technical details, Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winkertorn confirmed in June that the Bugatti Chiron will sport a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain.
Earlier this year in May, it was reported that the Veyron replacement will continue with the 8.0-litre W16 engine. The engine will be upgraded for more power and torque though. All of 1,500 PS (1,480 bhp) and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of torque will make the future Bugatti capable of clocking 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 2.0 seconds and hitting a top speed of 288 mph (464 km/h). A 7-speed DCT gearbox and an electronically controlled 4WD system featuring torque vectoring will do the job of distributing appropriate power to the wheels.
[Source 1: Facebook]
[Source 2: Instagram]