Bugatti confirms the Veyron successor would be titled Chiron, introduction in Geneva 2016 image

The French hypercar automaker, under the patronage of Volkswagen AG, has made official the secret that stopped being a secret long ago – the highly anticipated successor of the Veyron would be named “Chiron”.

The carmaker has also delivered a piece of news that we already knew all about – the all-new hypercar – would sport an official public unveiling during the Geneva Motor Show come March 2016. The world premiere of the supercar comes with the new naming scheme as an homage to Louis Chiron, a Bugatti works driver that made history during the 1920s and 1930s. The brand proudly states he was the pilot guild’s best of the best during that period and his name is the closest tied to Bugatti’s history among racing drivers of the world. Naturally, the Chiron will be the “world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car” ever when it will be revealed during the first quarter of next year. It also appears all the reports about the marketing team looking for clients were also true, as the brand revealed it has already signed at least 100 pre-orders.

Final testing is underway for the vehicle itself and Bugatti has commented that fine tuning is done on a variety of roads and in different climate conditions across several continents. Word of mouth points out to technical specifications that will shame even the Veyron Grand Sport, thanks to the quad-turbo W16 8.0-liter powerplant churning out 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,107 lb-ft). A unique 7-speed DSG and AWD will be there to make the car jump to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.3 seconds – with top speed rumored to be closer than ever to the incredible 500 km/h marker.