Bugatti’s Veyron successor, believed to be called the Chiron, has had more reported sightings than Elvis as its debut draws closer.
But this latest sighting is actually a sketch rather than a test car, and was said to be the main clue offered up at a gathering of potential buyers this week.
IndianAutosBlog got hold of the sketch, and says the outline is a preview of what we can expect when the covers come off at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The sketch doesn’t reveal much, but it appears a continuation of the styling themes from the Veyron can be expected in its successor.
Much anticipation has surrounded the powerplant for the new Bugatti model, which previous reports have suggested will pack as much as 1500 BHP (1103kW) and 1500Nm into the current 8.0 litre quad-turbo W16 package.
Customers and fans will expect at least an incremental improvement over the Veyron for acceleration and top speed, but even Bugatti may not know the real numbers at this stage.
A 0-100km/h time of less than 2.5 seconds has been suggested, along with a top speed beyond 450km/h.
Production will almost certainly be limited (although the reported AU$3.5 million price tag might ensure that anyway…), but over 100 customers have reportedly handed over their deposits already.
Stay tuned to TMR for more.
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