The Bugatti Veyron will go down in automotive folklore as one of the greatest and most important cars ever produced. Currently the world’s fastest production car in Super Sport guise, the Veyron continues to push the boundaries despite production recently wrapping up but the French marque is already in the midst of developing its successor, tentatively dubbed the Bugatti Chiron.
Car Magazine reports that thanks to an uprated variant of the Veyron’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine delivering 1500 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque, the Bugatti Chiron could rocket to 100 km/h in a mere 2 seconds and a top speed of 463 km/h (288 mph). If these figures are achieved, then the Chiron will comfortably be the world’s fastest and quickest accelerating production car.
Elsewhere, Car Magazine claims that the Chiron will utilise cylinder deactivation and electric-actuated turbocharging meaning it’ll achieve 14 mpg on the combined cycle. Additionally, it is suggested that 92 per cent of the Chiron’s parts will be brand new or modified over the Veyron and that former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech pushed back its launch from this year to 2015 to 2016.
Beyond the upgrades to the engine and inevitably tweaks to the dual-clutch transmission, Bugatti engineers are pinned to focus heavily on stripping away any unnecessary weight from so the Chiron weighs less than the 1840 kg Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
[Via Car Magazine]