Bugatti has confirmed that the name of their new exotic hypercar will be Chiron. The new model from Bugatti will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be held during March 2016. There was a wide speculation whether or not Bugatti would use the Chiron name for its upcoming model.
Under the hood of the Bugatti Chiron, will be the same engine that was used by Veyron. Engineers, however, will completely retune the 8.0-litre W16 engine. The Chiron engine is rumoured to produce 1500bhp and 1500Nm of torque. Reports claim that the Chiron can attain a top speed of 500 km/h and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds.
Only 500 Chiron exotic hypercars will ever be hand built by Bugatti. 100 models of the Chiron have already been reserved, which means only 400 are currently available. So far, pricing of the new Bugatti Chiron has not been revealed.
In terms of design, Bugatti Chiron is expected to be heavily inspired from their Vision GT concept. Bugatti wants to build an exclusive hypercar, which will boast of superior performance as well as design. The Chiron is being tested on the road and is gearing up for its imminent launch in 2016.
Bugatti has opted to name their exotic hypercar as Chiron due to the following reason. Louis Chiron was a legendary racer, he won several GPs between 1920 to 1930. He won most podiums in Bugatti vehicles and for this very reason Bugatti has decided to honour him by providing his name to their hypercar.