Bugatti Chiron: Bugatti Reportedly Names The Veyron’s Successor

There are rumblings all about the automotive universe regarding what ungodly beast Bugatti will unleash upon the world next. We don’t know much, but it seems we at least have a possible name: the Bugatti Chiron, according to Car and Driver.

The name Bugatti Chiron recalls that of a 1999 concept car developed by the French marque, the 18/3 Chiron (the “18/3” representing its 18-cylinder engine, split into three banks). It is also shared by Bugatti racing driver Louis Chiron, which is likely its origin. Chiron, in Greek mythos, was also a superlative centaur and a son of the titan Cronus.

Rumor has it that the Bugatti Chiron will make use of the same quadruple-turbo, 8 liter W16 powerplant found in the Veyron 16.4 and Super Sport variant, but coupled with an electric motor to produce just shy of 1500 hp, and compel a top speed of 270 mph or more.

The Bugatti Chiron production car isn’t slated to arrive in-the-flesh until next year, and certifiable information is non-existent. Nonetheless, given the monumental cost and rarity of the Veyron, we don’t expect a production run any greater than that of the Veyron – 450 or so units.

It certainly does make one’s spine tingle, though, doesn’t it?

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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