New details emerged on the successor of the iconic Bugatti Veyron at a preview event that purportedly took place at the St Regis Hotel, in Dubai.
Sources who attended the event told Autogespot that the hypercar will use an evolution of the 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine from the Veyron. The output is believed to increase to approximately 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) and 1,500 Nm (1,107 lb-ft) of torque, which should allow the model to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.3 sec.
The journey from 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) is expected to take just 15 seconds and, even if there is no word on its top speed just yet, the “anonymous sources” say that its speedometer will go all the way up to 500 km/h (311 mph).
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will reach that speed and, as Top Gear reports, “270 mph is a certainty”, 280 mph is not excluded and 300 mph is unlikely to happen. Hybrid power might supplement the engine and developments in tire technology will help Bugatti push the top speed further.
No less than 15 radiators will allegedly cool the updated engine (5 more than the Veyron), which is said to use a 7-speed DSG transmission. Stopping power will be provided by 420-mm front and 400-mm rear brake discs, covered by the the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tires.
The exterior design of the Chiron, the name of which hasn’t been officially confirmed, will be inspired from the Vision Gran Turismo Concept and it might get four-point LED headlights and a rear LED strip.
Production will be apparently limited to just 500 units and there are 120 customers already interested in the new Bugatti exotic, who have signed up for it.
Veyron’s successor is believed to make its public debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, next March.
Note: Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo pictured