Bugatti unveils Chiron supercar in Geneva

Bugatti unveils Chiron supercar in Geneva

1,500hp, 8L engine powers lightweight vehicle to 261mph.

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March 1, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland – Bugatti is celebrating a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show: the French luxury brand is unveiling the Bugatti Chiron, the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive production super sports car in the world.

The Chiron is the latest generation of the ultimate super sports car, a replacement for the Veyron. Power output is expected to be 1,500hp with a torque value of 1,600 Nm between 2,000rpm and 6,000rpm. The manufacturer has limited the maximum speed of the new car to 420 kmh (261mph) for road use.

The Chiron is to be built at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim, France. Only 500 of these cars are to be produced. The basic price is €2.4 million ($2.6 million). Advance orders have been received for one-third of the total production run. The first vehicle is due to be delivered to a customer this autumn.

“It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space, and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.”

The car uses an 8L W16 engine (effectively two V8s run side-by-side) with the four turbochargers that are controlled by the Bugatti two-stage turbocharging. The car’s body is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.

“The Chiron is the quintessential ultimate super sports car: ultra-modern, incredibly fast, agile, and powerful with a stylistically demanding design and the highest possible levels of comfort,” says Dürheimer. “This combination is not offered by any other market player and gives Bugatti its unique market position.”

Source: Bugatti S.A.S.