It was less than an hour ago when we found out all the technical specifications and now the Bugatti Chiron has been officially unleashed in Geneva.

It was less than an hour ago when we found out all the technical specifications and now the Bugatti Chiron has been officially unleashed in Geneva.

Previewed by the Vision Gran Turismo concept last year, the Chiron is Bugatti’s much awaited replacement for the Veyron, and it aims to be better in just about every possible way. While the styling is evolutionary, what's hiding underneath the familiar skin is considerably different than its predecessor and it uses a full carbon fiber construction.

In addition, Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer says the Chiron is basically an all-new car as it uses a small amount of components sourced from the Veyron. The upgraded W16 8.0-litre engine with four turbochargers now develops a massive 1,479 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 1,181 lb-ft of torque between 2,000 - 6,000 rpm. The engine is linked to a reworked seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox sending power to both axles.

The revised hardware arrangement grants a sprint to 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour in less than 2.5 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (120 mph) in less than 6.5 seconds and 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in fewer than 13.6 seconds. It will continue to accelerate until reaching a maximum velocity of 420 km/h (261 mph), making it 11 km/h (7 mph) faster than the Veyron.

The Bugatti Chiron is 82 millimetres (3.2 inches) longer, 40 mm (1.57 inches) wider and 53 mm (2 inches) taller than the Veyron. It's also a considerable 155 kilograms (341 pounds) heavier, so now it tips the scales at a hefty 1,955 kg (4,398 lbs). The increased footprint has enabled a more spacious cabin where there’s now 12 mm (0.4 inches) of additional headroom.

Bugatti has already received more than 150 orders for the Chiron which will be limited to 500 units, each priced at $3.31M CAD (estimated from $2.61M USD). Production will take place at the Molsheim factory in France and deliveries are set to begin in October.

The new Chiron will be available for your viewing pleasure starting Thursday when the 86th Geneva Motor Show will open its doors to the general public.

Note: All technical specs refer to a near-production vehicle. The Chiron's final configuration could have slightly different numbers.

Source: Bugatti

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