A new set of spy shots uploaded to Instagram by user ‘max.knz’ have given us a closer look at the front of the upcoming Bugatti Chiron. The hypercar has been spotted on several occasions now giving us a fairly decent idea of how it will look.
The headlights resemble that of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, from which it will take several design cues. There’s an aggressive new bumper as well with flowing lines on the bonnet. From previous shots, we know that the sides are a bit similar to the Veyron. The taillights are not production-spec but the Chiron will get its own distinctive rear.
Bugatti chief executive Wolfgang Durheimer has revealed that the Bugatti Veyron’s successor will be the “best supercar” in the world. It is said that the Chiron will feature the same basic quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine as the Veyron. However, the power will be increased and at least two of the turbos will be electrically driven units. This will allow the Chiron to pump out 1500 hp and hence, propel from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 2 seconds, with a top-speed of up to 450 km/h.
As development mules continue to be spotted despite the deepening “diesel gate” scandal at parent company Volkswagen group, we can only assume that the Volkswagen board have not reduced support for the project. Logically, Bugatti’s position within the Volkswagen group has been in question, however, development appears far enough advanced to save the Chiron project from the gallows.