There’s no shortage of rumors flying around about the Bugatti Chiron successor.
The French automaker’s remained tight-lipped about its new hypercar.
But what’s truth and what’s not – here’s everything we know…
What will the Bugatti Chiron successor be called?
The truth of the matter is – we don’t know what the Bugatti Chiron successor will be called.
What we do know, though, Bugatti has a habit of naming its hypercars after race drivers.
The Veyron, for example, is named in honor of Pierre Veyron, a Bugatti development engineer, test driver and company race driver.
Alongside co-driver, Jean-Pierre Wimille, he won the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans while driving a Bugatti.
Then there’s the Chiron, which is named after the Monégasque driver, Louis Chiron.
What will the Bugatti Chiron successor look like?
This is another tough question to answer. What we are confident about? It’s bound to be beautiful.
Around six months ago, Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti’s previous design boss, revealed the Chiron successor’s design had been completed, as had tooling for producing prototypes.
The French atelier now has a new design boss, Frank Heyl, who will retain specific design elements, like the Bugatti beltline and horseshoe front grille.
What will power the Bugatti Chiron successor?
This really is the million-dollar question.
We know that the new hypercar won’t be an all-electric beast like the Rimac Nevera.
Speaking of which, Bugatti-Rimac CEO, Mate Rimac, claims Molsheim developed a combustion engine that’s “totally bonkers”.
Apparently, the engine will be paired with an electrification element of sorts to create a hybrid powertrain, and nothing about it will be normal: “everything is from scratch.”
When will the new hypercar be unveiled?
In the past few days, the French automaker revealed the Bugatti Chiron successor would be unveiled within the next six months.
But while the curtain will be lifted on the new hypercar within the next six months, we’ll have to wait a while longer for it to reach production.
Production isn’t set to begin until 2027, after Bugatti has finished producing a few “regular” Chiron Super Sport models, as well as the 60-unit production run of the Pur Sport.
Bugatti is also working on producing the swansong for the iconic W16 engine, which will take the form of a drop-top called the W16 Mistral.
Not forgetting the Bolide track-only hypercar, that’s yet to be completed.
It’s fair to say the French automaker has lots of projects on its plate, so it can’t really be blamed for applying a bit of caution and not confirming a specific reveal date for the Chiron replacement.
But if we were to put money on it, you can be sure that the Chiron replacement will be sold out long before we even get to clap eyes on it.
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