The new Bugatti Chiron, the successor to the original Veyron, has made its global debut at the Geneva motor show on Monday. The French car maker currently produces only four models – all variations of the famed Bugatti Veyron. The Veyron was introduced in 2005 and the “Veyron 16.4 Super Sport” was named the world’s fastest production car by the Guiness Book of World Records in 2013. But the Veyron era is about to end.
Bugatti says that the new generation, the Chiron, will be a “completely new development.” According to the car maker, it’ll be faster, more powerful and even more expensive. It has a colossal 1479 bhp, can reach 62 mph in less than 2.5 sec – despite weighing 1995 kg – and has a maximum top speed of 420 km/h. Bugatti will make just 500 of the first Chiron series, and a third of them have already been sold. The company began giving private presentations of the car to “select customers” last fall, and will deliver the new cars this fall.