Extensive details have emerged about the highly-anticipated Bugatti Chiron programmed to show up in Geneva in March 2016.

Extensive details have emerged about the highly-anticipated Bugatti Chiron programmed to show up in Geneva in March 2016.

Two undisclosed sources cited by Autogespot.nl have revealed the Veyron replacement will use an evolution of the W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine with 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,107 lb-ft). They managed to find out this piece of information during a preview event organized in Dubai at the St. Regis hotel.

The engine will work with a seven-speed DSG transmission and will enable the Chiron to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 2.3 seconds. Perhaps more impressive is the 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) journey believed to take as little as 15 seconds. Although there’s no exact word at this moment about top speed, those two anonymous sources say the speedometer will go all the way up to a magical 500 km/h (311 mph).

The Veyron successor will allegedly ride on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tires backed by 420-mm front and 400-mm rear brake discs. In order to ensure proper cooling for the beefier engine, the hypercar will have a whopping 15 radiators. For the sake of comparison, the Veyron "only" has 10.

According to the same people, the exterior design will essentially be a toned down version of the Vision Gran Turismo concept with four-point LED headlights and a rear LED long strip.

Production will be limited to 500 units and it is believed 120 people have already signed up to get the Chiron.

Source: Autogespot.nl

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