Earlier this morning, Bugatti unveiled the bedroom poster of every child born now until 3000. The successor to the legendary Veyron, titled the Bugatti Chiron, will cost a cool $2.4m and be available for purchase by application only.
The numbers are just as earth-shattering as the price: the Bugatti Chiron will generate 1479bhp and 1180 lb/ft at peak from a quad-turbo W16 engine. All this power gets to the tarmac by way of an adjustable AWD transmission with settings ranging from (I kid you not) "Lift" to "Handling" to "Top Speed."
Just how fast is "Top Speed"? Initial performance estimates place the Chiron at just north of 271mph, a mere 3mph faster than the record-setting Veyron SuperSport. Even more impressive, the Chiron is powered exclusively by internal combustion. No fancy hybrid systems, just explosions and rubber. The two twin-turbo V8's slammed together, without an ounce of hybrid between the crank and all four tires, are good for "0-60mph in less than 2.5 seconds... [on to] 0-186mph in under 13.6." That means the Chiron will pull 1.14 G's straight off the line; in other words, you'll have less excitement thrashing a Z06 through the Corkscrew.
Let that sink in. Or better yet, just look at it.
And of course, because it is a Bugatti, all that performance comes cocooned in luxury. Leather and carbon drip over a sumptuous cabin designed for two. While Bugatti was mum on interior options, you can bet much will be hand-stitched and Italian.
Bugatti's newest redefines hypercar: a massive engine, jaw-dropped numbers, revised aerodynamics, yet somehow, an interior worthy of a Sunday cruise. A rocket sled furnished by the Ritz. Read more about the 2018 Chiron at TopGear.com.