British media is reporting Bugatti will stage the world premiere of the €2.2M Veyron replacement at next year's Geneva Motor Show.

British media is reporting Bugatti will stage the world premiere of the €2.2M Veyron replacement at next year's Geneva Motor Show.

The pieces of the puzzle are starting to add up concerning Bugatti's new model allegedly set to bear the "Chiron" name after a 1999 concept. According to CAR, the model in question will carry an exorbitant starting price of €2.2 million (about $2.47M or £1.6M) which will make it about $1 million more expensive than the original Veyron.

Production will once again be limited to several hundred units - rumored to 500 - and Bugatti hopes they won't have to wait ten years to sell all of them like they did with the Veyron which was capped at 450 cars. It seems they are on the right track as the report specifies a "double-digit number of clients" have already made a deposit for the coupe which will eventually be followed by a roadster and plenty of special editions.

Already confirmed to boast a hybrid setup, the new Bugatti is expected to have a combined 1,500 PS output coming from an upgraded W16 8.0-liter quad turbo engine which is said to receive e-turbo technology. They are targeting a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just over two seconds and a top speed in excess of 280 mph (450 km/h). 

Not like it matters a lot, but it is believed the Chiron will return 14 mpg UK (11.6 mpg US or 20 liters / 100 km), so it should be less thirsty than its predecessor which at full throttle can consume its entire fuel tank in about 10 minutes while the tires last 15 min at top speed.

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