Bugatti Chiron (Veyron successor) could hit a top speed of 463 km/h – Report

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015 - 11:15am IST

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.

2017 Bugatti Chiron front three quarter unofficial render
Reports suggest that Bugatti engineers are targeting to extract no less than 1500 hp from the 8.0-liter W16 engine. (Image – Chiron rendering from Car Magazine)

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.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean Bugatti” edition front three quarters
In terms of top speed, Bugatti is looking to beat its own record of 431 km/h, set by the Veyron SuperSport.

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.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Les Legendes “Ettore Bugatti” – Image Gallery

[Source: CAR Magazine]

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One thought on “Bugatti Chiron (Veyron successor) could hit a top speed of 463 km/h – Report

  1. CArdude says:

    Chiron was the first concept of the Veryon in 1999, I don’t see Bugatti bringing that name back if they shelfed it already. Other reports I have read state that Bugatti are not seeking at topspeed record for their next car and 463kmph is honestly starting to just get stupid.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_18/3_Chiron

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