Our friends at AutoBlog.nl have managed to obtain a low-res, blurry spy photo of the Bugatti Veyron replacement.

Our friends at AutoBlog.nl have managed to obtain a low-res, blurry spy photo of the hybrid Bugatti Veyron replacement.

The prototype was spotted at an airport in Los Angeles and based on this we can assume it's now heading to Pebble Beach where Bugatti probably has plans of showing it to potential customers. Due to the heavy disguise, there's not much we can say about the design, but according to Instagram user Paul Woodman – who says he saw the car – it will look very different than in unofficial renders, adding that it will be "beautiful… very aggressive and very sporty!"

Based on recent reports, expect the Bugatti Chiron (name not confirmed) to retain the W16 8.0-liter engine with quad turbos, but at least two of the turbochargers will be electrically-driven. Total power is estimated to stand at 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) which corroborated with a weight loss will enable the supercar to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only two seconds, although this seems too good to be true.

To be a worthy Veyron replacement, the Chiron will apparently be able to achieve a top speed of 288 mph (463 km/h), making it significantly quicker than the Veyron SS WRE which was electronically-capped at 258 mph (415 km/h).

An official reveal of the Chiron is expected to occur in the second half of next year, but Bugatti will probably show us first a a concept previewing the production model.

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