Bugatti Chiron (Veyron successor) could hit a top speed of 463 km/h – Report
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Will retain the large 8.0-liter W16 engine.
With the end of the Bugatti Veyron’s production, the rumormill on the successor (reportedly called the “Chiron”) is picking up steam. Given the Veyron’s achievements over the years and what it represents in the supercar industry, the Chiron has some pretty big shoes to fill.
At the VW Group Night in Geneva, Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles had confirmed (sort of) that the 8.0-liter W16 engine will be retained in the Chiron, albeit slightly updated.
Reports suggest that Bugatti engineers are targeting to extract no less than 1500 hp from the engine, which eclipses the power output of every hypercar except the Koenigsegg Regera. The power bump comes courtesy of new electric turbochargers, a technology pioneered by sister brand Audi.
In terms of top speed, Bugatti is looking to beat its own record of 431 km/h, set by the Veyron SuperSport, and reach 463 km/h. So expect slick aero upgrades and immense stopping power for the Chiron to handle such speeds in the smoothest way possible.
Bugatti fans will have to wait until next year for the first sightings of the most awaited hypercar. Similar to the Veyron, the Chiron will be built in limited numbers at Bugatti’s production facility in Molsheim, France.
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[Source: CAR Magazine]