Bugatti Names its Veyron Successor: Chiron

Commemorating epic Bugatti driver Louis Chiron.

WhenBugatti unveils its Veyron successor next year, the growling, money-grabbingand tire-burning model will be named after one of the company's former racingdrivers, Louis Chiron. This isn't the first time that Bugatti will have honoredChiron, a Grand Prix driver with too many victories and championships to belisted: in 1999, the company presented the Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept designedby ItalDesign and pictured throughout this article.

As for the upcoming model, we've already reported that the Veyronsuccessor, now the Chiron, is expected to be powered by a hybrid, 8.0-liter W16producing 1,479 horsepower and topping out at 286 mph, "the fastest topspeed of any series-production road car, together with the sort of drivabilityto allow you to use it every day". Sounds like we can't wait tomeet Chiron.

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