Bugatti has announced that the Bugatti Veyron successor will be called ‘Bugatti Chiron’ and will have its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. The company has also revealed the font face and a teased video. The Veyron successor is named after the company’s legendary racing driver Louis Chiron who won many major grand prix races for the brand in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Bugatti Chiron has been confirmed by the Volkswagen Group’s ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn to sport a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid powertrain would comprise a a revised version of the Veyron’s 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine. All four turbochargers of the Veyron were exhaust-driven, but two of them would be replaced by electric turbochargers in the Chiron. The new turbocharger setup should provide ample punch throughout all engine speeds.
The re-engineered 8.0-litre W16 engine would put out 1,500 PS (1,480 bhp) and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of torque, and be linked to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The dual-clutch transmission would work with a four-wheel drive system featuring torque vectoring to distribute power appropriately to the wheels. 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed figures are said to be 2.0 seconds and 288 mph (464 km/h) respectively. The design and styling is expected to be close to the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA).