In news that likely won’t surprise anyone, TMZ is reporting that undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather has placed an order on the impending Bugatti Chiron.
The all-new French hypercar will be revealed to the public at March’s Geneva Motor Show and to make way for it, Mayweather is said to have sold one of his his four Bugatti Veyron’s in favor of the new model, expected to become the world’s fastest production car.
The site reports that the boxer has spent $3.5 million on his Chiron, apparently the same amount he spent to secure a 2015 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse late last year. If reports are to be believed however, the Chiron will make even the Vitesse look pedestrian.
The Veyron’s successor will get a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine just like the current car but at least two of the turbos are likely to be electrically-driven. When combined with a series of other powertrain changes, power will rise from 1,200 hp to 1,500 hp. This should make a top speed of 463 km/h (288 mph) achievable with 100 km/h (62 mph) passing in as little as 2 seconds flat.
The French carmaker has previously confirmed that alongside being faster in a straight line than the Veyron, the Chiron will be better suited to the race track and even more luxurious.
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