One of the highlights of the recent Geneva Motor Show was the unveiling of the Bugatti Chiron, successor to the famous Bugatti Veyron. Baroque Ground has all the details
The Bugatti Veyron, which was first manufactured in 2005 and discontinued in 2015 (only 450 vehicles were ever built), was renowned for its power and beauty. In fact, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which reached a speed of 267mph, is known as the fastest production car in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. But it looks like its successor, the Chiron, will deliver even more even though its top speed is electronically limited for road use to 261mph. With 25% more power than its predecessor, it’s believed is to be able to reach between 285 and 287mph. The vehicle, which delivers 1500 horsepower, apparently can reach 0 to 60mph in less than 2.5 seconds. If that isn’t enough to take your breath away, let’s give you some more details…
The Chiron boasts a E16 engine which is matched by its torque, a 7-speed dual speed gearbox and the largest high performance clutch ever fitted in a passenger vehicle. The Chiron will also offer five different driving modes: Lift, Auto, Autobach, Handling and Top Speed.
Of course, the leather interior is also spectacular, as well as spacious (there’s even luggage space of 44 liters).
Only 500 Bugatti Chiron vehicles will be manufactured and distributed from August 2016 onwards. To date, one third of these have already been sold. Not surprising, when you consider that Bugatti claims the car is “the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive sports car”.
The Bugatti Chiron has been named after Louis Chiron, a Bugatti factory racing driver from the 1930s who competed in the European Championship. He was one of the fastest drivers in the pre-Formula One racing era. The 18/3 Chiron Concept was named after him in 1999, and now, 17 years later, the Bugatti Chiron, which is expected to become one of history’s greatest supercars, takes his name.
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