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Bugatti Chiron to be Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

The Bugatti Chiron will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st. The Bugatti Chiron is the successor to the Bugatti Veyron, which held the distinction as being the fastest car on the planet. The moment auto aficionados have been waiting for is fast approaching as the Geneva Motor Show kicks off on first March.  To create more buzz, the hyper car manufacturer has set a timer on its official website that counts down the days and hours left until the big premiere.

Update: Read the exclusive story: 1500hp Bugatti Chiron has been announced at Geneva Motor Show!

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The Bugatti Chiron is expected to have a design that has been inspired from the Vision Gran Turismo Concept with styling and design cues taken from the car it hopes to replace – The Veyron. The styling is going to be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. There have been a fair share of spy images that have been circulating around, but we guess we will just wait it out for another week.

While performance specifications of the Chiron have not been unveiled yet, the latest gossip indicates about 1500hp and 1500Nm of torque. The engine is expected to be the Bugatti Veyron’s quad turbocharged 8.0 liter W16 engine with a host of upgrades and e-turbo technology. The Bugatti Chiron is expected to achieve the 0-100kmph sprint in under 2.5 seconds and have a top speed of about 467kmph. The numbers look stunning, we can only hope they would be true.

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According to Bugatti, there will be only 500 units of the Chiron that will be produced. Bugatti will produce them at a rate of 100 per year. Over 100 people are reported to have placed an order for the hypercar with prices starting at approximately $2.19 million. The Bugatti Chiron is expected to get a Targa version in 2018. That would probably be more expensive than the coupe and the production should be limited to 500 cars, just as the coupe Chiron.

Bugatti will unveil the Chiron on March 1st at the Geneva Motor Show at 9.45 CET. We cannot wait to get a glimpse of it.

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About Suhas S

Motorcyclist, Traveler, Aerospace Engineer and your friendly neighborhood Batman. Suhas has been meandering on two wheels since 2008. His love for automobiles, aeroplanes and his passion for travel has brought him here. He's a RC plane hobbyist currently building a Supermarine Spitfire and the Associate Editor at TheMotorLife

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