Bugatti Chiron will debut at Geneva image

The official successor of the iconic Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron, is rumored to make its public debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Bugatti has already started testing its new Chiron hypercar and development is far more advanced than initially believed. The model in question is rumored to make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, in March 2016, according to a recent report, and it will carry an exorbitant starting price of approximately 2.2 million euros, the equivalent of 1.6 million GBP or 2.47 million USD. This will basically make it about 1 million USD more expensive than the original Veyron. Rumor has it that the Bugatti Chiron will be put together in a limited number of just 500 units and the carmaker will sell them fast, not over a 10-year period like the Veyron, which was limited to 450 vehicles.

A “double-digit number of clients” have already made a deposit for the exotic vehicle which will be offered as a coupe at first but will eventually give birth to a roadster variant as well. Power to it will be provided by the same 8.0 liter W16 quad turbo engine from the Veyron, which will be upgraded to approximately 1,500 PS. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is expected to be made in just over 2 seconds and top speed will stand at more than 450 km/h (280 mph), which will make it the fastest road-legal vehicle out there. The hypercar will be eating about 20 liters of fuel every 100 km (14 mpg UK / 11.6 mpg US) and it will empty its fuel tank in 10 minutes at top speed, while the tires will last 15 minutes at top speed.

Via CarMagazine