According to an article from our friends at Autoblog, there are three different designs in consideration to serve as Bugatti’s Veyron successor. This information comes to them by way of two anonymous insiders, the site reports.
As we previously reported, Chiron will likely be the name of the future Veyron successor, a name previously belonging to a famed Bugatti racing driver, as well as a concept car. We have no reason to believe that that has changed. But as to the design of this Bugatti Chiron, things are a little more hazy.
It was previously suggested that the Veyron successor would produce around 1500 HP, up 300 from the existing car. A possible 286 mph top speed was also quoted. And of course, a hybrid powertrain is also speculated to be one possible avenue, which seems likely enough given the impressive performance envelopes on cars like the Porsche 918 Spyder.
As for the rest, we simply don’t know. Bugatti has stated that we won’t be getting any specifics about the Veyron successor until later next year. Two prototype Bugattis were spotted testing on the Nürburgring this year, one of which had a pretty funky-looking metal contraption on its back (spy photos), which leaves one box unchecked, if the two anonymous insiders are to be believed.