French high-performance car-maker Bugatti's Christmas greeting card for this year carries a teaser image of the upcoming high-performance sports car, the Chiron. The new sports car will replace the current Veyron in the portfolio and the public unveiling is planned for the 86th Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.
The teaser image gives a very sketchy idea of the upcoming car. What we can confirm from the side angle picture is that the silhouette of the Chiron will be identical to the predecessor.
The name Chiron came after Louis Chiron, a racer who won all the major grand prix for the brand in the 1920s-30s. Bugatti claims the driver's name is more closely connected with the history of the company than any other racer's.
With Chiron, Bugatti will continue to produce the world's most powerful, fastest and most luxurious super sports car. The Bugatti Chiron is currently being shown to select customers and more than 100 orders have already been received.
The specifications have not been officially released yet. However, it will be higher than the Veyron, which itself is one of the fastest cars in the world. Industry reports say the Chiron will use a W16 8.0-litre engine with four turbo that develops 1,479bhp and 1,500 Nm of torque channelled to the tyres via a seven-speed DSG transmission. The model is expected to hit 100 kmph in a just 2.3 seconds before topping out at 480kmph, which will set a new record.