A crash test mule of the upcoming Bugatti Chiron is showing us how the model will be looking like, once it will become available for its future customers.
A successor for the iconic Bugatti Veyron has been already confirmed by the car manufacturer and this is expected to be shown in just a few months, during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, next March. However, it seems that the development of the hypercar is far more advanced than we thought as Bugatti is currently showing it privately to potential customers, inviting them to its Molsheim, France, headquarters, for a closer look.
The guys from GTBoard have been amongst the people invited and they managed to take a couple of shots of the upcoming hypercar, which is nothing more than a crash test mule at this point. However, these images are providing us with a first look into the upcoming model and it seems to have a lot of similarities to the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, a few weeks back. The carmaker has admitted that the concept car created for the Gran Turismo 6 video game will be drawing inspiration for the successor of the Veyron, so no surprises here.
The new hypercar will be similar in size and shape and it will be maintaining the 8.0 liter W16 engine under its hood. This will be producing approximately 1,500 PS and it will allow the vehicle to reach 100 km/h (62 mph), from a standstill, in just a little over 2 seconds, with the top speed standing at more than 450 km/h (280 mph). An average fuel consumption of approximately 20 liters / 100 km (14 mpg UK / 11.6 mpg US) is expected and, when driven at top speed, this will empty its tank in 10 minutes and destroy its tires in 15 minutes.