The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and the
|Bugatti Chiron (2016)|
Limited to 500 units
|Body Style|| 2-door coupé
2-door targa top
|Length||4,544 mm (178.9 in)|
|Width||2,038 mm (80.2 in)|
|Height||1,212 mm (47.7 in)|
|Wheelbase||2,711 mm (106.7 in)|
|Weight||4,400 lb (1,995.8 kg) (est)|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG automatic transmission|
|Engine|| 8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 quad-turbocharged
1,500 PS (1,103 kW; 1,479 bhp) 1,500 N·m (1,106 lb·ft)
successor to the Bugatti Veyron.
The main carryover piece will be the 8 litreW16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it will be heavily updated. Direct injection will be added and two of the four turbos will be electronically driven to eliminate turbo lag. Chiron is said to have 1,500 PS(1,103 kW; 1,479 bhp) of power and 1,500 N·m (1,106 lb·ft) of torque. Like its predecessor Veyron, it will have a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and 4WD system.
It is rumored that the Chiron will accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 2.3 seconds and accelerate from 0–300 km/h in 15 seconds. Sources vary as to the Chiron's top speed: some saying the top speed will be limited to 288 miles per hour (463 km/h), other saying 290 miles per hour (470 km/h), and some sources suggesting it could be as fast as 310 miles per hour (500 km/h). Externally, the design will be a toned down version of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. 500 units are said to be produced and 120 orders have already been placed. The Chiron is expected to be available in 2017 with a cost between $2.3 to $2.6 million USD.
The car is named in honor of the Monegasque driver, Louis Chiron.
The main carryover piece will be the 8 litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it is heavily updated. The Chiron has 1,103 kW (1,479 bhp) of power and 1,600 N·m (1,180 lb·ft) of torque starting from 2000 rpm. Like its predecessor, the Veyron, it has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and AWD system.
The Chiron will accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer, 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in under 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (186 mph) in under 13.6 seconds. The Chiron's top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph) for safety reasons. The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph). Its predecessor (the Bugatti Veyron SS) makes almost 300 less bhp than the new Chiron, and although the Chiron's limiter gets it only to 261 mph the speedometer gets up to 310 mph. Without the limiter the Chiron is a virtual rocket, going at a top speed of 464 km/h (288 mph), making it the fastest production car in the world.
At full speed the 100 liter fuel tank would be empty in 8 minutes, that is 190 l/100 km or 4.5 kg CO2/km.
500 units are to be produced and 200 orders have already been placed. The Chiron will be available towards the end of 2016 with a cost of €2.4 million (circa £1,900,000, or US$2,660,000).
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Current Models: Chiron (2016)
Historic Models: EB110 · Type 57 · Type 57 Atlantic · Type 10 · Type 13 · Type 15/17/22 · Type 29 · Type 32 "Tank" · Type 35/35A "Tecla"/35B/35T/35C/37/39 · Type 52 · Type 57G "Tank" · Type 50B · Type 53 · Type 51/51A/54GP/59 · Type 251 · Type 18 "Garros" · Type 23 "Brescia Tourer" · Type 30/38/40/43/44/49 · Type 41 "Royale" · Type 46/50/50T · Type 55 · Type 57/57S/57SC · Type 101 · Type 101 Ghia Roadster
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Peugeot: Type 19 "Bébé"
Concept Models: EB118 Concept · EB 218 Concept · 18/3 Chiron Concept · EB18/4 Veyron Concept · Rinspeed EB110 Cyan Concept · Type 36 · Type 45/47 · Type 56 · Type 64 · Type 73C · 16 C Galibier Concept · PJ271 Prototype
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