A pair of Bugatti Chiron prototypes, the official successor of the Veyron, has been caught on camera probably for the very first time ever, cruising on public roads.
Bugatti is known for pulling the plug on the iconic Veyron after a lot of years of production but things will not be over as the car manufacturer is still looking at the development of a successor of the hypercar. The model in question will be called the Chiron, according to recent reports, and it has been caught on camera recently, probably in a premiere, while it was being tested out on the open road. The clip posted below is showing us not one but two prototypes of the upcoming vehicle.
Besides the two units of the Bugatti Chiron, the clip is also revealing a Veyron, a Lamborghini Huracan and a BMW i8 and the presence of the Veyron is no surprise as these early prototypes have been based on it. Reports are indicating that the future Bugatti Chiron will make use of the same W16 quad turbo petrol burner from the Veyron but this should be transformed into a megacar as the unit will be producing approximately 1,500 HP and 1,500 Nm of torque, thanks to electric turbocharging. From 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h), this should need just 2.0 seconds and it could go up to 288 mph (463 km/h). Other reports are telling us that Bugatti will be making use of one or more electric motors in order to reach that output in the Chiron. Rumor has it that the megacar will debut sometime in 2016.