The Bugatti Chiron is awaited to become the fastest hypercar on the market. The French automaker has already sold out of a third of its 500 Chiron unit production run. It is considered to be the most anticipated revelation of the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
Being the successor to the hugely popular Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti Chiron uses the same W16 engine. It produces 1,500 hp from an eight-litre W16 engine, completely redesigned for a 25 percent power boost. The Chiron uses four higher-performance turbochargers and duplex fuel injection with 32 injectors. Increased cooling allows 60,000 litres of air per minute to be pumped through the engine. Bugatti predict a 420 km/h top speed with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.5 seconds.
The chassis of the Bugatti Chiron is a highly sophisticated monocoque prepared to LMP1 level. It is 8 kg lighter and features torsional rigidity of 50,000 Nm per degree. The bodywork is also complete carbon fibre with six layers of clear coat applied for a perfect finish.
New high performance brakes rival those fitted to Formula 1 cars and the tyres have been tested at aerospace facilities. The tyres are supplied by Michelin and are the very best technology available. The Chiron gets the first airbag in the world to shoot through a carbon fibre housing. It also gets a high quality sound system and Wifi connectivity.
The basic cost of the Bugatti Chiron is 2.4 million euros, just 500 will be produced as part of a limited production run. Projected market launch is Autumn 2016 and advanced orders are now being taken.