Earlier this week, the Bugatti Chiron made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, making it two hypercars for the French automaker after the now-iconic Veyron. And with the Veyron having reached its end of life, moneyed consumers are apparently showing their excitement over the Chiron.
Only 500 units of the Bugatti Chiron would be manufactured for the hypercar’s run, and reports claim that the company already has orders for about 150 units, suggesting that there’s been a lot of interest for the car following its Geneva launch a few days ago. Delivery for the Chiron will kick off in October 2016.
The Chiron will, as you can expect, be all about performance. The car stands out for being capable of going at a top speed of 261 mph and going from 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds despite weighing almost two tons. The car can also go from rest to 186 mph in just about 13 seconds. It is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1,479 horsepower, or almost 500hp more than the Veyron before it, but despite all that amazing power under the hood, the Chiron remains street-legal. Torque has also been increased substantially, adding 257 lb/ft. for a figure of 1,179 lb/ft.
With performance as the main selling point, plus a beautiful aerodynamic design and a redesigned (compared to the Veyron) interior, the Bugatti Chiron won’t come cheap. The car carries a sticker price of $2.6 million, immediately putting it in the price range of high-powered business moguls and Hollywood superstars. Still, that won’t stop the average Joe from admiring what Bugatti had to show the world at the Geneva Motor Show this year.