Geneva 2016: Bugatti Chiron makes global debut

Geneva 2016: Bugatti Chiron makes global debut image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Bugatti | posted March 01, 2016 10:59

Bugatti Chiron revealed, limited to only 500 units

The Bugatti Veyron's successor has been revealed as the Chiron made its global debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.

Described as the “world's most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car,” the Chiron is clearly developed to achieve even higher performance over its predecessor.

Aesthetically, Bugatti said that the design of the Chiron combines an aggressive tone with a “very high level of beauty.” Overall, the exterior of the Chiron is characterized by curves and straight lines. It has also been designed with a two-tone color scheme.

Up front, it is fitted with sharp-looking headlights, a large bumper, a sculpted hood and a distinctive Bugatti grill. The rear is equipped with slim LED taillights, a diffuser, muscular wheel arches and dual exhaust pipes.

Bugatti Chiron 

Bugatti adds that the Chiron features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and also comes with an adaptive suspension system and specially developed tires.

Of note, the Chiron shares similarities with Bugatti's Vision Gran Turismo concept that was previewed last September 2015.

In terms of size, the Chiron is 82mm longer, 40mm wider and 53mm taller than the Veyron.

 Bugatti Chiron interior

Inside, the Chiron has a two-tone theme along with silver accents. It also has a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a modern-looking center console. In addition, Bugatti said that the Chiron's interior is tailor-made.

Powering the Chiron is Veyron's upgraded 8.0-liter W16 engine that is said to generate 25-percent more power. The engine can put out 1,521 PS and 1,600 Nm of torque between 2000 and 6000rpm. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Bugatti claims that the Chirom can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds before hitting a maximum speed of 420 km/h.

Only 500 units of the Chiron will be built and Bugatti said that advance orders have been received for one third of the total production run.