Two Bugatti Chiron prototypes have been caught on camera undergoing preliminary tests

Two Bugatti Chiron prototypes have been caught on camera undergoing preliminary tests.

This is the first time we see the Veyron successor wearing its heavily camouflaged production body. Since now, the new supercar was spied hiding under a Veyron body. Seen here are two examples of the Chiron, moving together with a Veyron, a BMW i8 and a Lamborghini Huracan.

While the quality of the video is really low, you can still notice the rear wing and the large air intakes, providing fresh air for the engine. The taillights appear to be redesigned compared to the Veyron, but it’s still hard to make any conclusions since these are still early prototypes.

The Bugatti Chiron (name not confirmed) will likely be ready for a 2016 debut, while a concept previewing the production model could be shown this year. Previous reports suggested the vehicle could be powered by the same W16 8.0-liter engine that was used by the Veyron.

Power figures are still unconfirmed, but the Chiron will probably boost up to 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). The engine will be mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox, enabling the machine to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.5 seconds.


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Bugatti Chiron spied with production body for the first time [video]