Bugatti has offered confirmation that its new hypercar will be called ‘Chiron’, and is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March next year.

The iconic marque’s Veyron successor derives its name from Louis Chiron, a decorated Bugatti racer during the 1920s and 1930s.

Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti, said: “In Louis Chiron, we found a worthy patron for a new model in the history of our brand. The name of the best racing driver and the most successful Bugatti driver of his time for the best super sports car of the present day, that’s the ideal combination.

“The Chiron will set new standards in every respect. We will continue to produce the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car. This is the claim of Bugatti and our customers.”

It is thought that the Chiron’s aesthetics will be strongly influenced by the dramatic Vision GT Concept, although the various aerodynamic appendages are expected to be heavily toned down. The new model will reportedly boast an upgraded version of the quad-turbo W16 8.0-litre engine from the Veyron, producing, if rumours are to be believed, an incredible 1,500bhp.

It is still unknown as to how fast this will make the Chiron, however it is largely expected that it will be one of the fastest cars on the planet when it debuts in Geneva next spring.

Author: Oliver Harry

Photo: Bugatti

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December 1, 2015

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