Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: hungry_penguin | posted August 18, 2015 12:20
Rumored Bugatti Chiron prototypes photographed
Bugatti has well and truly stopped production of the wickedly quick Veyron, as Instagram user 'hungry_penguin' recently uploaded images of what appears to be the Bugatti Chiron, the Veyron's successor.
Supposedly photographed at LAX airport in California, the two Chirons are covered and camouflaged and does not show much of the car's design. It appears that the two prototypes were shown during a private event at the 2015 Concours d' Elegance and are being shipped back to Europe for further development.
While we can't say much about its shape, it seems that Bugatti drew inspiration from the Veyron in order to come up with the sleek silhouette of the prototypes.
Engine-wise, there are reports that the Veyron replacement will be driven by a hybrid powertrain that will benefit from electric turbochargers. It will supposedly crank out more than 1500 PS and reach more than 450 km/h.
A few days ago, Bugatti uploaded a new teaser video that showcases an upcoming supercar. While the car was not revealed, the company did say that they have a started a new chapter and are still aiming for speed. Right before the video ends, a sound of an engine can be heard.