The Veyron currently holds the record for the highest top speed of a production car and despite the fact the car is not the fastest in the World, it certainly is the most impressive out there. However, the Veyron is old now and Bugatti even released the end of production models some time ago. However, the task of replacing the Veyron is not easy considering how advanced the car it was. However, because Bugatti is backed by one of the larger car manufacturer in the World, VW, they released a press info some time ago which said that the successor for the Veyron is going to be the 2017 Bugatti Chiron, a hyper-car that will be a lot more powerful as well as faster than its predecessor.
2017 Bugatti Chiron review
While there isn’t that much information available, it seems that this new car is going to be based on a similar platform to the Veyron and there even have been Veyron test-mules on Nurburgring with a lot of recording devices on them, which could mean that the new Chiron may use a lot of the Veyron parts, such as a similar running gear but this time with better brakes as well as a similar engine.
The release date has been at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show while the car should be ready for sale by the mid of 2017 when it will hit the market for more than $2,500,000, quite a bit more than the Veyron.
Bugatti Chiron specifications
Engine wise, it will use a similar 8 liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine but this time at least two of the four turbochargers are going to use electric aids in order to spool-up faster. The car will also get different internals as well as a lot of improvements to its gearbox. The estimated power now sits at 1500 horsepower and 1100 lb-ft of torque which should translate in a top speed of 288 MPH. The 0 to 60 MPH time will be only 2.5 seconds which is quite slow but considering it will hit 240 MPH in less than 18 seconds, it will handily beat any other hyper-car currently on the market.
Exterior and Interior
The exterior of the 2017 Bugatti Chiron is currently unknown but it may actually get some design cues from the 1999 concept car such as a similar rear end with a massive pop-up spoiler and this time a dedicated air brake. On top of that, on the interior it will be just as luxurious and comfortable as the Veyron and it will only feature exotic materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, real leather and even wood. In terms of technology, it will feature the best VW has to offer including satellite driven cruise control and an automatic parking system.