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Bugatti Finally Confirms Geneva Debut of New Chiron Hypercar

Using electric turbos for its W-16, top speed could near 290 mph.

by on Nov.30, 2015

The long-awaited Bugatti Chiron will finally make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

After a seemingly endless wait, Bugatti has finally confirmed plans to debut the replacement for its long-lived Veyron at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

As long-rumored, the “hypercar” will be known as the Bugatti Chiron, a name borrowed both from Greek mythology and one of the more legendary Bugatti factory drivers.

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While details remain to be seen, expectations are that the new Chiron will regain claim to being the world’s most powerful – and possibly fastest – automobile, with a 16-ylinder engine likely to produce something on the order of 1,500 horsepower.

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Bugatti Mulls Veyron Replacement – a Hybrid

Fuel savings not the goal, but more power.

by on Jul.14, 2014

Bugatti is contemplating replacing its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse with a hybrid version of the Veyron.

Two words no one expects to hear used together: Veyron Hybrid.

It might be happening.

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Just a few years ago, if you had suggested that Bugatti would build a replacement to the Veyron using a hybrid drivetrain, you might have been committed. But in that time, some of the most respected names in supercar performance have rolled out hybrid hypercars, so that should take some shock off news that Bugatti is hard at work on a hybrid Veyron replacement. (more…)