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Confirmed: Bugatti Chiron world premiere set for Geneva Auto Show

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After months of speculation about its official name and world premiere, Bugatti finally confirmed that the all-new Chiron will make its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show on March 1st. The car is currently undergoing final testing, with several prototypes being driven on various continents to make sure it can withstand any and all conditions.

The Bugatti Chiron is named after Louis Chiron, a legendary racing driver who won virtually all the major grand prix races for the brand in the 1920s and 1930s. In fact, his name is more closely connected with the history of Bugatti than any other racing driver. He died in 1979.

More than 100 orders have already been received for what will likely continue to be the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive production sports car. The Bugatti Chiron is currently being shown to selected customers around the globe and the feedback is outstanding. 

While technical specifications remain unofficial at this point, expect the car to reach 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 410 km/h. Bugatti exec Wolfgang Duerheimer told Automotive News Europe at the Frankfurt Auto Show that an 8.0L W16 engine producing 1,200 horsepower will sit under the hood.

Just 92 days left before the big day. Can you wait?

 

Louis Chiron (1899-1979)
Photo: Bugatti
Louis Chiron (1899-1979)