We repeat: faster than the Veyron!
Bugatti hasn’treleased many details about the brand’s replacement to the iconic Veyron, but BugattiChief Executive Wolfgang Durheimer has just revealed some of the juicy details about the upcoming hypercar. Durheimer confirmed that the Bugatti Chironwill 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” atMonterey Car Week when Durheimer was speaking with Car and Driver.
While Durheimerdidn’t reveal any specific numbers for the new hypercar, inside sources claimthe Chiron will boast the same quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine from theVeyron. However, engineers will increase the boost from the turbos, which weexpect to be electrically driven, for approximately 1500 hp. As a result, weexpect the Chiron to get to 62 mph in just over two seconds and onto a topspeed of 280 mph. A higher top speed and better on-track characteristics are astart, but will it be enough for the Chiron to fill the Veyron’s massive shoes?