A teaser video of Bugatti’s upcoming hypercar, known as the Chiron, has just been released. It is believed that Bugatti clients are privately being shown the Chiron throughout Monterey Car Week 2015.
Accompanying the video was a tweet from the French automaker reading “A new chapter begins, join us. #imaginEBugatti”. While the video itself doesn’t show a car, we know it is previewing the long-awaited successor to the world record holding Bugatti Veyron. In the final few seconds, we get the opportunity to hear the Chiron revving its 1500 hp engine.
From a mechanical standpoint, the Chiron will feature the same basic quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine as the Veyron. However, boost will be increased and at least two of the turbos will be electrically driven units. As a result, the new French hypercar should pump out 1500 hp and consequently be capable of hitting 100 km/h in just over 2 seconds before topping out at over 450 km/h. The revised seven-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive system featuring torque vectoring will also aid in achieving these numbers.
The car will be based around the same carbon fibre architecture as the Veyron but it is reported that over 90 per cent of the parts will be brand new or revised. These new parts will be both stronger and lighter in an effort to ensure that the Chiron weighs less than the Veyron.