Report: Bugatti Veyron successor, Chiron, rumored to get 500 km/h (310 mph) speedo and 1,500hp

Automobile Mag received some new info on the highly-anticipated successor to the Bugatti Veyron, which is rumored to be called the Chiron.

According to their finding and with support from previous rumors, the new Bugatti should retain Volkswagen’s bonkers W16 quad-turbo mill, except the one from the Veyron Super Sport will be the starting point for R&D. For starters, the Veyron Super Sport’s W16 engine is capable of around 1,200hp but now, the motor’s been massaged to churn out a dizzying 1,500hp, though torque should remain at 1,106 lb-ft.

The result of all this power, which should come thanks to two new electrically-powered turbocharges and an upgraded seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to handle it all, is a top speed estimated to peg at 288 mph, which is 20 mph more than the outgoing Veyron SS’s 268 mph top run, despite being “limited” to 258 mph.

Other upgrades and changes include less weight from more carbon fiber, massive carbon ceramic brakes designed to rip your guts and face out by stopping the Chiron from 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds, active air ducts for optimal aerodynamics, and a huge wing for all of the necessary downforce needed to keep the car grippy when required. The interior also gets redesigned to serve up a 500 km/h (310 mph) speedometer, just for proper intimidation techniques.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Automobile Mag

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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