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Bugatti Chiron announced with 1,500hp and top speed 'limited' to 261mph
Bugatti Chiron announced with 1,500hp and top speed 'limited' to 261mph A decade after the Bugatti Veyron arrived with 1,000 horsepower and a top speed of 254mph, its successor has finally arrived. Revealed on the eve of the Geneva motor show, the Bugatti Chiron puts out 1,500 horsepower and has a top speed which is limited to 261mph (420km/h). The car is powered by an eight litre, W16 engine, just like its predecessor. Also reminiscent of the Veyron is the Chiron's use of four turbochargers, although now updated with Bugatti's new "two-stage" turbocharging. The Chiron produces 1,479hp at 6,700rpm and peak torque is rated at 1,600 newton meters (1,180lb ft) between 2,000 and 6,000rpm. This is all fed through a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox to a four-wheel-drive system. Design changes include sharps lines all round and a massive rear wing and air brake which is almost as wide as the car itself. The Chiron's interior features an analogue speedometer which goes all the way round to