Bugatti through the voice of its CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has announced the Veyron replacement will be “more of everything.”
Speaking to Top Gear magazine, the top brass at Bugatti (and Bentley) revealed the new model will adopt a “cleaner design” and will add “more luxury.” He went on to specify the Chiron (name not confirmed) is going to have more power, quicker acceleration, and a higher top speed made possible due to advancements in tire technology. Some of the added punch compared to the Veyron Super Sport will be obtained by implementing hybridization.
Exact details are not available at this point, but expect the Veyron replacement to have 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) from an upgraded W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine said to take advantage of e-turbo technology. The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint will reportedly be done in a little over two seconds before topping out at more than 280 mph (450 km/h).
Dürheimer did say that one of the reasons why they are targeting better acceleration and a higher top speed is to beat the Lotus Exige-based Hennessey Venom. His exact words were: “One guy is giving us a hard time. This Mr Hennessey from Texas.” If we were to read between the lines, he was referring to the Venom F5 due next year with more than 1,400 PS (1,030 kW) in a car that won’t exceed 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs) and apparently will do an estimated 290 mph (467 km/h).
Getting back to the Chiron, during the same interview Bugatti’s boss described the new model as being “the best super-sports car on the planet” and better in every single way than its predecessor.
Expect to see the new Bugatti to show its production face at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 after being previewed back in September at IAA by the Vision Gran Turismo concept.