The Bugatti Chiron
As the last of Bugatti’s Veyron rolled off the conveyour belt, a little part of us died. Sure, we never really believed that we would be in a position to actually own one, but the dream was still there. Although, as expected, the iconic company has just introduced something to fill that gaping hole: the Bugatti Chiron.
The Geneva International Motor Show had the honour of unveiling the Chiron. Bugatti’s official successor to the Veyron is bigger, heavier, and meaner than its predecessor with an eye-watering price tag of $2.61 million. And at that price you get, what on paper looks to be, a Bugatti that’s even more menacing than it seems. Sporting an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W-16 engine that makes 1,500 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque, Bugatti looks like it set out to break its own record by creating the new fastest street-legal production car.
While the car is yet to be driven by anyone, there is plenty to discuss just based on the looks. The stylish new car looks aggressive with two headlights that house four separate LED lights each. The Chiron rear end features air vents and the interior features an even more minimalist design with a slimmer centre stack and exposed carbon fiber on the dash. The most noticeable feature of the new Chiron is the C-shaped line that cut across the entire side of the car. This helps the exterior separate the different paint colours as well as scream Bugatti to anyone from a distance.
The Bugatti Chiron is not without its set of competitors in the hypercar market. How well it will perform against the other cars won’t be known until the first car rolls of the production line. The French luxury car manufacturer has stated their Molsheim factory would start deliveries this October with only 500 units set to be produced.