The Chiron was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1st, 2016 The 261 mph Bugatti Chiron starts at $2.65 million before taxes, if you convert from Euros. It looks better than the Veyron, goes better than the Veyron and cares even less of what we think of it than the Veyron. VW went all in because more is what customers wanted, and the result is more of a cool car.Because more is better but less is more exclusive, Bugatti will only build 500 Chirons, and claim to have sold almost 200 already. That gives you an idea about the buying power in this segment. When McLaren P1s, Porsche 918s and LaFerraris sell out almost as fast as $2 million Koenigseggs, brands like Bugatti have nothing to fear as long as they can keep on offering more.
The main carry over piece will be the 8 litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it is heavily updated. Direct injection will be added and two of the four turbos will be electronically driven to eliminate turbo lag. Chiron has 1,102 kW (1,478 bhp) of power and 1,600 N·m (1,180 lb·ft) of torque starting from 2000 rpm. Like its predecessor Veyron, it will have a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and 4WD system.
Bugatti Chiron 2016 will accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.5 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.5 seconds and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 13.6 seconds. The Chiron’s top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph) for safety reasons. The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph).
At full speed the 100 liter fuel tank would be empty in 8 minutes, i.e. 190 l/100 km or 4.5 kg CO2/km.
500 units are to be produced and 170 orders have already been placed. The Chiron will be available towards the end of 2016 with a cost of €2.4 million (circa £1.9 million, or $2.66 million US).When we thought they might go hybrid this time, Bugatti just went with moregas and air in those sixteen cylinders. They say that’s because of what their customers demanded, but I bet there’s at least three more reasons for staying in the past decade:Packaging and heat management.
The 8-liter quad-turbo W16 was a given, and there was no space for more, apart from the new turbos and air coolers.Weight, as the car already got over 100 pounds heavier than the Veyron.Timing. The Chiron was pretty much a completely finished project before all hell broke loose with Dieselgate, which has made VW accelerate its electrification program.