The best is getting better according to Bugatti. The automaker is officially announcing the name of its Veyron successor, the Bugatti Chiron. And it will be faster than its predecessor, too. The 1500 horsepower supercar is expected to top 288 MPH, making it the world’s most powerful and fastest luxury production sports car.
“The development brief for the Chiron can be summarized in one sentence and is probably the shortest in the history of the automobile. We want to make the best significantly better. The Chiron will set new standards in every respect,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “We will continue to produce the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car. “
So where did the name come from? Well, Chiron is named for legendary 1920s and 1930s Bugatti race car driver Louis Chiron. You’ll see his name stitched into the headrests.
“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 most successful Bugatti driver of his time for the best super sports car of the present day – that is the ideal combination,” says Dürheimer.
Currently, the Chiron is wrapping up its final testing. Bugatti says that it’s putting its baby through tougher testing than any other super sports car of its class. Prototypes are hitting roads around the globe for fine tuning under a variety of road and weather conditions.
So far, Bugatti says it’s received more than 100 orders for the supercar. Right now, it’s only available for exclusive private viewings. However, its world premiere is set for the 86th Geneva Motor Show next spring. It’s expected price tag, in the ballpark of a cool $2.5 million.