Chiron supercar will be presented in Geneva
Bugatti says they already have 100 orders for this model
The name Chiron has been confirmed by the brand as the replacement for the Veyron supercar. The Volkswagen Group brand said that the new supercar is going to debut at the Geneva auto show in March. The only details that have been unveiled by Bugatti were the words that it will be "the world's most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car."
More than 100 orders for Chiron have already been received which constitutes one-fifth of the whole production run of the former model, The Veyron. In his speech Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bugatti chief, predicted the increase in orders number once the customers have real chance to experience the Chiron's performance. The Chiron will inherit a version of the 1,200-hp 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder turbocharged engine from the Veyron. The styling would take cues from the Gran Turismo concept, namely the center line, the lights and the door configuration.
The Chiron is said to match or beat the performance figures of the Veyron, which has a top speed of 410kph (255mph) and acceleration time from 0 to 100kph (0-62mph) of 2.6 seconds. The Chiron got its name after Bugatti's most successful race driver, Louis Chiron who won many grands prix in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The total number of Veyrons built since the car was launched was 450. Despite the average cost of 2.3 million euros per one, VW losts were estimated as much as 4.6 million euros for every Veyron sold. Prototypes of the new car are undergoing testing around the world now, Bugatti said.