But the good news doesn’t end there: speculation has been rampant that the Bugatti Chiron’s motor will replace the Veyron’s quad-turbocharger design with electric turbochargers. In doing so, the W16 would possibly become more efficient, while also improving low-end torque. Rumors have cited the Bugatti team’s objective of squeezing 1500 horsepower from the motor, which is 300 ponies more than what’s found in the current Veyron, which will assist it in reaching a 288 MPH (463 km/h) top speed.
Another big change that Bugatti may implement in the Chiron is the addition of some form of hybridization thanks to a lithium battery-powered electric motor mounted inside the gearbox. To us, the possibility of this taking place is highly probable, especially given the impressive performance of performance-oriented hybrid systems in such vehicles as the Koenigsegg Regera.
Aside from these changes, Bugatti will likely tweak the dual-clutch transmission as well as make other, all-around engine upgrades. In addition, we’ve found out that Bugatti engineers are also focused on reducing weight in an effort to make the Chiron lighter than the 4,000-pound Veyron.
We can’t wait to see the final product from Bugatti. The only question now is whether it will live up to everyone’s expectations.