Bugatti’s Chiron, the much awaited successor to the Veyron hypercar has undoubtedly been one of the main attractions during the recently concluded 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Now the model has been photographed in the flesh during a trip it has undertaken all the way to Switzerland. The Chiron was present there because Bugatti and Parmigiani Fleurier have had a successful decade-long partnership – to honor the agreement the company’s hypercar, the Chiron, has paid a visit to the watchmaker’s headquarters. This is the first time the Chiron is seen out in the open following the Swiss event and the light of day seems to do wonders on the model, even in the less glamorous environment. The scenery does look its best, considering the home of Parmigiani Fleurier in Switzerland is in the Val de Travers and the Chiron fits really well in its presentation color scheme which mates light and dark blue paints with black alloy wheels.
Bugatti has already hinted “interest has been exceptional” so far in the model with 180 pre-orders with deposits of $250,000 (€200,000). And this is no wonder, since the Chiron has the mighty W16 8.0-liter engine upgraded to four turbochargers and delivering a staggering 1,500 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts) at 6,700 rpm and 1,181 pound-feet (1,600 Newton meters) of torque between 2,000 – 6,000 rpm. Just 500 units will be produced and Bugatti will stretch the production run to about 65 per year, with completion around 2024.