Bugatti Veyron Successor will be Named Chiron
The Veyron is reaching the end of the line with a new Bugatti slated to debut sometime next year. It looks like this new car finally has a name. According to Car and Driver, it will be called the Chiron. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess
This isn't actually a new name for the badge, but a throwback to a concept car. The Chiron was first used in 1999 in a car fashioned by Italdesign Giugiaro and served as inspiration for the Veyron. In case you're wondering where they got the name, it comes not from the centaur of Greek mythology, although that would be cool, but from Bugatti racing driver Louis Chiron.
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Chiron raced with Bugatti for 35 years and ended his career with quite a list of honors. He had more podium finishes than any other Bugatti driver and he was also the oldest to compete in a Formula One race. He raced in the Monaco Grand Prix when he was 58 years old.
The Chiron could see the light of day at the Geneva Motor Show with specs that have yet to be revealed, but there's plenty of speculation. The most interesting of those rumors is that they plan to break the SuperSport's top speed of 268 MPH, but how and if they pull it off remains to be seen.
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