Bugatti's Veyron is edging closer to the pages of automotive history. Now, its replacement has reportedly progressed to the stage of being named.
According to Car And Driver, Bugatti’s next world-beating supercar will called the ‘Chiron’, and we can expect to see it for the first time next year.
There’s plenty of evidence to support the Chiron name, previously used by Bugatti on a concept back in 1999.
The Chiron concept was something of a preview to the Veyron in terms of styling, and the name was believed to be a nod to Grand Prix driver Louis Chiron.
Mr Chiron’s career included several successes in Bugatti products, and he remained active in the sport for most of his 80 years.
Besides a potential name for the new model, a report earlier this year suggested a power output of 1118kW coming from a petrol-electric hybrid setup.
While open to debate, Bugatti still holds the production car speed record with the Veyron at 431km/h, but Hennessey is aiming for 464km/h with the Venom.
Exactly what will happen with the Veyron replacement for now remains unclear, likewise the chances of Hennessey smashing the 450km/h-barrier in the near future.
It could be a fascinating supercar battle in the years ahead. Stay tuned to TMR for more.