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Bugatti Chiron – a worthy successor?

So. This is it. The new Bugatti. Chiron. Not any easier to say, is it? Oh well, doesn’t even matter, we love it nonetheless.

We say new, however not all new… Infact, it shares quite a bit of components with the Veyron. Bugatti has decided that the Chiron should continue the Veyron’s legacy with the same 8.0 litre W16 engine with it’s four turbos. No electricity in this one. The Chiron’s gearbox is a strengthened version of the Veyron’s seven-speed twin-clutch, and like the Veyron it puts the power through all four wheels.

Now let’s talk specs. It probably won’t suprise anyone with just a little interest in cars, that the successor to the Veyron needs to be spectacular. The Chiron sure is just this.

1479hp at 6750rpm, and 1600nm (1179lb ft) between 2000 and 6000rpm.
0-100kmh (0-62mph) : 2,5 seconds.
420kmh (261mph) top speed with the top speed key – 380kmh (236mph) with the normal key.
1995kg (4400 pounds)

Now these are all just mindblowing numbers… A car that weighs almost 2 tonnes that can accelerate too 100kmh in 2,5 seconds? That is most definitely worthy to be the Veyron’s successor.

Let’s talk more numbers. Do you want one? Well. Only 500 will ever be produced, and a third of those are already sold at a pricetag of €2.4 million (£1.9 million)…

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