The Bugatti Chiron Hits Geneva Where It Hurts
The Bugatti Chiron has been officially unleashed in Geneva and everyone had nothing else to do but feel the pain of not being able to own one. Previewed by the Vision Gran Turismo concept last year, the breathtaking Bugatti Chiron is what the company envisioned as the Veyron’s replacement, an all-new supercar which pushes the limits of speed even further.
With incredibly stylish aesthetics and a full carbon fiber construction that looks incredible even when the car is standing still, the Bugatti Chiron hides something even better under the hood. The automaker’s outrageous W16 8.0-liter engine has been upgraded, featuring four turbochargers now and being able to produce an astonishing 1,500 PS (1,103 kW / 1,479 hp) and 1,181 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) of torque.
Once mated to a reworked seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which sends power to both axles, magic happens.
The Chiron will gladly do 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 2.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph (200 kph) in less than 6.5 seconds and 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) in fewer than 13.6 seconds. This madness will continue until the supercar reaches a limited speed of 261 mph (420 kph) or until you have a heart-attack.
The Bugatti Chiron is 82 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 53 mm higher than the Veyron, not to mention 341 pounds (155 kilograms) on the heavy side, but by comparison it’s still faster. The more spacious Bugatti has already received more than 150 orders, and with only 500 unit scheduled for production, the list is bound to get filled fast.
Each of these Chiron marvels will cost at least €2.4M / $2.61M, with deliveries programmed to begin this October. Enjoy the gallery, ’cause that’s the best you’re gonna get.