We repeat: faster than the Veyron!
Bugatti hasn’t released many details about the brand’s replacement to the iconic Veyron, but Bugatti Chief Executive Wolfgang Durheimer has just revealed some of the juicy details about the upcoming hypercar. Durheimer confirmed that the Bugatti Chiron will have a higher top speed than the outgoing Veyron and better track characteristics as well. The news was confirmed during “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” at Monterey Car Week when Durheimer was speaking with Car and Driver.
While Durheimer didn’t reveal any specific numbers for the new hypercar, inside sources claim the Chiron will boast the same quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine from the Veyron. However, engineers will increase the boost from the turbos, which we expect to be electrically driven, for approximately 1500 hp. As a result, we expect the Chiron to get to 62 mph in just over two seconds and onto a top speed of 280 mph. A higher top speed and better on-track characteristics are a start, but will it be enough for the Chiron to fill the Veyron’s massive shoes?