What we have here today is the reported first teaser image depicting the approaching successor of the Bugatti Veyron – tentatively named Chiron and pitted for starters to certain prospective buyers.
The teaser that has surfaced on the web is a mere design sketch of the upcoming Bugatti Veyron replacement and is one that apparently confirms the Chiron name – if the thing is actually the real deal and not a clever fake. It appears the company has actually already presented the actual model to several prospective customers through a host of private events, so we’re definitely nearing its apparition. Most reports and rumors point out towards an official public unveiling next March during the 2016 Geneva motor show but we’re also rooting for an official online introduction before that date. From the teaser we won’t be able to make up everything there is to know about the exterior design though we do see striking similarities to the Veyron with the so-called “horse-shoe” design reused for good measure.
We’re also rooting for the Chiron to be massively based on the Vision GranTurismo concept. The automaker has been tight lipped when it comes to any technical specification, but word around the block puts the hypercar in line to use an updated version of the W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine delivering a massive 1,500 HP (1,103 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,107 lb-ft) and linked to the DSG automatic and all-wheel drive it would be able to reach 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds. Naturally the French supercar company is rooting for even more impressive facts – such as a top speed close to the astonishing 500 km/h (311 mph) mark.