The Bugatti Veyron is set to be eclipsed by its eagerly anticipated successor.
The French car manufacturer has confirmed its new car will be called the Bugatti Chiron in honour of legendary race car driver Louis Chiron.
While technical details are sparse, Bugatti claims it will be the 'world's most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car.'
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The Bugatti Veyron is set to be eclipsed by its eagerly anticipated successor; The Bugatti Chiron. It claims it will be the 'world's most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car', and although its design is still secret, it is expected to look similar to this car created by the firm for the Gran Turismo computer game.
This suggests the Chiron will make more power than the 1,500-horsepower Koenigsegg Regera.
KEY FACTS: THE BUGATTI CHIRON
Maximum power 1500bhp
Torque target 1106lb ft
Projected top speed 288mph
0-60mph 2 seconds
Cost: $2.5 million
The 2016 Regera is set to be able to accelerate to its top speed of 248 mph in less than 20 seconds - faster that any other production car in history.
It claims to be able to do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds
However, currently, the Veyron is the world's fastest street-legal production car, reaching 0-60mph in only 2.5 seconds.
Selling for around $1.5 million (£1.4 million), Bugatti only made 450 of the exclusive model which was named by Top Gear as 'car of the decade'.
Rumours suggest the Chiron will be capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in just 2.3 seconds, with a top speed of 288mph - more than 20mph quicker than the Veyron.
Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3340033/Car-Wars-Bugatti-reveals-new-Chiron-title-world-s-fastest-car.html