Bugatti is tight-lipped about the developments on their upcoming hypercar (Chiron), which will also be the successor to the Veyron. The manufacturer has apparently given out some details of the car to a select few individuals at a Dubai preview event.
The Chiron (tentatively named) will boast of a characteristic 'horseshoe' design line as a part of its exterior. This styling will borrow traits from the Vision Gran Turismo Concept and will be even more aggressive than the Veyron. Reports suggest that the new car will get 20-inch front wheels and 21-inches at the back, all shod with Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tyres. The braking duties will be performed by 420mm disc brakes in the front and 400mm rear discs.
At the heart of the hypercar will be the the W16 8.0-litre quad-turbo mill that belts out a humongous power output of 1,480bhp and 1,500Nm of torque. This engine will come mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission sending power to all the wheels. While the Veyron gets 10 radiators to cool down its engine, the new Chiron will get 15 of them. A top whack of 425kmph was achieved by its sibling and the Chiron will supposedly manage to reach the 500kmph mark. The 0-100kmph sprint will be done in 2.3 seconds and the 300kmph figure from standstill will be achieved in 15 seconds.
While the Veyron set many performance benchmarks when it was introduced, the Chiron is also touted to replicate the Veyron's success and give the competitors a run for their money. As of now, the fastest car in the world is the Hennessey Venom GT based on the Lotus Exige. The Veyron successor is expected to break its record and deliver an impressive performance. Only 500 units of the car will be built out of which 120 have apparently already been booked by previous Bugatti owners. The new Bugatti hypercar will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.