Not too long after a spy video emerged of the Bugatti Veyron’s successor, tentatively dubbed the Bugatti Chiron, emerged online, a number of renderings of the new French hypercar have been released by artist Evren Milano.
Due to the heavy camouflage all previously spied prototypes have featured, it is impossible to tell what the completed car will look like. With that being said, it will inevitably include Bugatti’s characteristic horseshoe front grille as well as an overall similar shape to the Veyron it replaces. The car depicted also includes a restyled interior with a different windscreen and side windows. Additionally, a bold front fascia has been adopted as have flowing and seamless lines down the side.
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.