Let's put it this way: Volkswagen has screwed itself. Call it "Dieselgate" or whatever, but it's going to take years for VW to navigate its way through the mess it created all by itself. Purposely deceiving millions of buyers and, not to mention, several world governments, isn't being taken lightly and VW will end up paying billions of dollars in penalties by the time this is all over. That won't be anytime soon. So how's this scandal going to affect upcoming VW brands' products? Say, for example, will the Bugatti Chiron still be revealed this March at Geneva?
Obviously the Veyron successor won't be a diesel, so there's something positive right off the bat. Power will come courtesy of an 8.0-liter W-16 engine with four turbochargers, two of which will be electrically powered. Expect output to be in the 1,200-1,500 hp range. It all sounds great but here's the thing: will the Chiron's unveiling still be overshadowed by parent company VW's big lie? Could VW delay the Chiron by several months in order let things blow over some? Or is the Chiron just the thing it needs right about now?