An image has just surfaced online courtesy of GTBoard showing off the front fascia of a Bugatti Chiron crash mule.

It is reported that while attending a private unveiling of the new French hypercar at Bugatti’s factory, the following crash mule could be seen. To ensure accuracy in the crash tests, it has of course been fitted with the production-spec skin of the hypercar and provides us with a glimpse of the heavily modified front fascia.

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For starters, we can see headlights clearly reminiscent of those from the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. Meanwhile, an aggressive new bumper is visible with it incorporating more menacing air intakes. According to reports, the Chiron’s exterior design will be very similar to the Vision Gran Turismo but without all the crazy aerodynamic elements. That means that the rear fascia will also be heavily redesigned compared to the Veyron with quad centre tailpipes likely to be featured.

According to inside sources, 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.

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