Bugatti Chiron Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

By Paul Joseph

One of the most eagerly awaited cars of recent years – the successor to the iconic Bugatti Veyron – has finally been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Boasting an eye-popping price tag of $2.5 million, the Bugatti Chiron has 25% more power than the Veyron, delivering 1500 horsepower and able to shoot from 0-60mph in under 2.5 seconds.

Its W16 engine displaces 8 litres, while amplifying the car’s power even further are four enlarged turbochargers which pump an impressive 60,000 litres of air into the engine every minute.

The car’s power is matched by its torque, while distributing its weight is a 7 speed dual speed gearbox which according to the company is the largest highest-performance clutch ever fitted to a passenger car.

The Chiron comes with an adaptive chassis and will sprint in five driving modes – Lift, Auto, Autobahn, Handling and Top Speed.

Clad in leather, the interiors are plush and there is also luggage space of 44 litres. The analogue speedometer is accompanied by three high resolution displays which display information adaptively, with fewer details shown the faster you drive.

The Bugatti Chiron will be strictly limited to just 500 units, with a third of them said to have already sold out. Deliveries will start in August this year.

By Paul Joseph