Car was recently shown at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

Volkswagen's new 1.5-liter TSI evo engine might have gotten all the attention at the Vienna Motor Symposium but that didn't stop Bugatti from bringing along the all-new Chiron.

Likely one of the most powerful cars to ever be shown at the event, the Chiron features a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that produces a mind-boggling 1,479 horsepower (1,500 PS / 1103 kW) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Nm) of torque. In order to hit these impressive figures the engine has been "almost completely redesigned" for maximum performance. Speaking of which, the car can hit a limited top speed of 260 miles per hour.

In a statement, Bugatti President Wolfgang Dürheimer said “With its performance figures and its agility, the new 16-cylinder engine of the Bugatti Chiron has achieved the ultimate for a production sports car." The executive went on to say "By consistently reaching its ambitious targets, Bugatti has convincingly met demands in the segment of production super sports cars and achieved commanding performance in comparison with its competitors.”

Production will be limited to 500 units and Bugatti has already received orders for more than one third of the Chiron's total production run. The first deliveries are slated to begin this fall and pricing starts at $2.7 (€2.4) million.

Source: Bugatti and YouTube via Carscoops

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