For the latest on the forthcoming Bugatti Chiron, successor to the car of the previous decade, we turn to the UK’s CAR magazine, the editors of which claim to have the inside scoop on pricing and specs.
Allegedly, the Bugatti Chiron has already been shown to a number of prospective customers at the marque’s Molsheim headquarters. That list of high-profile possible clients includes former VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piëch, who owns one or two examples of the Veyron already.
- Price: €2.2 million at launch (about $2.5 million US)
- Output: 1,500 HP, 1,106 lb-ft target
- Top Speed: 288 mph (speculative)
- Production: 500 units
The price named by the folks at CAR is particularly interesting, as it represents an increase of some €900,000 over that of the Veyron, or just over $1 million US. And that’s just to start; chances are, special variants will be introduced thereafter, pushing the Bugatti Chiron’s price even further toward absolute insanity.
It’s important to note that while a hybridized version of the Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter W16 powertrain has been confirmed, that little detail doesn’t come up in CAR‘s article about the forthcoming hypercar. But the output figure listed above is what we had heard before specifically for this high-performance hybrid powertrain.
This could mean that a hybrid Bugatti Chiron will bow before a more basic, petrol-only version, or that every example of the Chiron will make use of one or more electric drive motors.
The Bugatti Chiron is expected to debut at long last at next year’s Geneva Motor Show. We can hardly stand to wait.