The iconic Bugatti Veyron’s successor is arriving next year. The Molsheim-based supercar brand previewed the successor with the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) last month. A rumour is that the production version will be named ‘Bugatti Chiron’.
A further development of the concept version was recently spotted as a crash test mule. Borrowing cues from the concept and the crash test mule, a speculative rendering (featured image) created by automotive illustrator Shoeb Kalania previews how the Bugatti Veyron successor may look like.
The only detail confirmed as of now, is that the Chiron will sport a hybrid powertrain. This piece of technical information was revealed by Volkswagen Group’s ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn. The hybrid powertrain would be a conventional one, as plug-in hybrid technology would mean sacrificing performance due to the heavy weight.
An earlier report suggests that the combustion engine of the hybrid powertrain will be the same 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine that is beefed up to produce 1,500 PS (1,480 bhp) and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of torque. Two of the turbochargers will be electrically powered, so as to eradicate any possible turbo lag at low engine speeds. Moreover, the engine will feature cylinder deactivation for enhanced efficiency.
A 7-speed DCT and four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring will distribute power to the wheels. 0-100 km/h acceleration time and top speed will be 2.0 seconds and 288 mph (464 km/h) respectively, said the report.
The Bugatti Veyron successor is said to have its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.