Now that every Veyron has been officially declared sold, French carmakers Buggati have channelized all their resources and expertise in developing an advanced successor of Veyron, the 2018 Bugatti Chiron. Expected to be one of the finest next generation supercar, this car is more of a tribute to one of the legends of car racing. This coupe has been named after Louis Chiron, arguably one of the best racers on the circuit who won many laurels for the brand between 1920’s and 1930’s. Buggati has officially confirmed that Chiron (pronounced Shi-on) will be uncovered in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor show.
What went wrong for Buggati Veyron?
It was a dream run for Buggati Veyron that was first launched in 2005 and continued its surge to 30 different special editions. The thing which probably spoiled the party was the coupe’s curb weight and offset driving position.
Therefore 2018 Bugatti Chiron can certainly be seen as a damage control measure by the French car makers that are keen on making Chiron as the fastest supercar ever produced.
Veyron Grand Sports Vitesse has been recorded as fastest production roadster in Guinness Book of World Records. More than thirty edition of Veyron were made which were either unique or built-in three units each.
2018 Bugatti Chiron – Sneak peek:
Reports suggest that improving interiors of 2018 Bugatti Chiron is high on the agenda for its manufacturers. The first issue to be addressed by Bugatti Chiron will be Veyron’s offset driving position. More changes will be witnessed with the replacement of large center tachometer with the analog speedometer. Top speed of this super coupe is billed at 312 mph if market reports are anything to go by. Similarly, improved ergonomics shall be achieved with switch gear repositioning.
Exterior visibility will increase many a time thanks to the large windshield. 2018 Bugatti Chiron can also flaunt luxurious interiors as two door coupe.
Out in the open
Exterior hindquarters of Bugatti Chiron can be pretty impressive and neatly built. Some eye-catching elements of the coupe are:
- Signature Bugatti grille.
- Large and stretched windshield.
But the biggest contribution to 2018 Bugatti Chiron will be provided from improved aerodynamics that will help in gaining an extra 18 mph on the top-level of speed.
2018 Bugatti Chiron – What’s under the hood?
It’s big and immensely powerful! The new Bugatti Chiron is laden with a powerful 8.0-liter W-16 engine with direct fuel injection. In coming years Bugatti Chiron’s engines are expected to few more changes to counter any imminent competition. Other than direct fuel injection, turbo boost pressure is also likely to be increased.
Another significant change can come in the turbos. Two of four turbos of Bugatti Chiron will be replaced by electronic turbos. These electronic turbos are spoiled by electronic motors and not exhaust gas. Therefore it can give an instant boost to speed.
As for horsepower, this engine spec has the potential of producing a staggering 1500 hp. Interestingly this engine that can basically produce 1200 hp is capable of producing an extra 300 hp by the virtue of some changes in turbos. Unsurprisingly torque too will get a massive boost of 1100 lb/ft.
Available in seven-speed dual clutch transmission with all wheel drive mode, expect Bugatti Chiron can scale levels of 62 mph in merely 2.5 seconds, two in case grapevine version is to be taken account. The top speed will be 288 mph.
2018 Bugatti Chiron – Price and Estimated Arrival:
No prizes for guessing that 2018 Bugatti Chiron is one desirable mean machine that can singlehandedly trounce all supercar frontrunners in the market. Price is yet to be known but as per unofficial sources, it could be priced for an imperial $2.5million.
It is set to debut in showrooms across the world in 2016 as 2018 model. At the moment the biggest competitor to beat is Koenigsegg One: 1 which will be built only in six units. On the other hand, Buggati has a more ambitious plan of producing few hundreds of Chiron excluding limited editions.
Where it scores over Veyron?
Some features and additions that give 2018 Bugatti Chiron an upper hand are:
- Aggressive and aerodynamic design.
- More powerful and updated engine.
- Instantaneous pickup to top speed level.