Bugatti’s Christmas card for this year is actually a teaser for the highly anticipated Chiron set to arrive in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Bugatti’s Christmas card for this year is actually a teaser for the highly anticipated Chiron set to arrive in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

Lurking underneath the cover is the Veyron replacement set to bear the “Chiron” moniker as a tribute to Bugatti works driver Louis Chiron. The teaser doesn’t actually reveal a great deal, but at least we have a better view of the sleek side profile that shows some of the cues come from the hypercar’s predecessor. The teaser is actually very similar to the sketch Bugatti has been showing to prospective buyers for quite some time.

With more than 100 pre-orders registered, the Chiron is shaping up to be a better business case, taking into account the (unprofitable) 450-unit Veyron reached sold out status in 10 years. We remind you the VAG-owned marque has announced the new model previewed by the Vision Gran Turismo concept will be “more of everything.”

Based on this statement, we can assume it will have even more power and it will be quicker than the Veyron Super Sport WRE. Latest gossip indicates the quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine will have around 1,500 hp (1,119 kW) and 1,107 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) of torque channeled to both axles through a bespoke 7-speed DSG. The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint will allegedly take only 2.3 seconds before reaching up to 298 mph (480 km/h). In order to reflect the increased top speed, the Chiron’s speedometer will end at 310 mph (500 km/h).

Bugatti will show the Chiron at the Geneva Motor Show early March, but hopefully official images and details will be released earlier. Following the model’s launch, a Chiron Targa could be out around 2018. Total production is expected to stand at around 500 units, including both the coupe and the open-top.