Bugatti Names its Veyron Successor: Chiron

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Commemorating epic Bugatti driver Louis Chiron.

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

As for the upcoming model, we've already reported that the Veyron successor, now the Chiron, is expected to be powered by a hybrid, 8.0-liter W16 producing 1,479 horsepower and topping out at 286 mph, "the fastest top speed of any series-production road car, together with the sort of drivability to allow you to use it every day". Sounds like we can't wait to meet Chiron.

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