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Geneva 2016: Bugatti Chiron is finally here!

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Josée Paquet

As promised on November 30th, 2015, Bugatti celebrated the world premiere of the all-new Chiron today at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. It’s being hailed as the world’s fastest, most powerful, most luxurious, and most exclusive supercar.

Delivering a galactic 1,500 horsepower, which is unprecedented for a production automobile, the Bugatti Chiron can reach speeds up to 420 km/h (electronically limited). Each of the 500 units to be built in Molsheim will cost at least €2.4 million (nearly $3.5 million CAD). A third of them have already been sold, apparently.

About that power: The 8.0L W16 engine was completely revised and uses four new, larger turbochargers controlled by the Bugatti two-stage turbocharging system. 

Meanwhile, the lightweight new carbon fibre monocoque, newly designed adaptive chassis, specially developed tires, and other innovative technologies combine to make the Chiron not only a champion in terms of maximum acceleration, but also a nimble, modern Bugatti with handling that maximizes driving pleasure. 


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The Bugatti Chiron at 2016 Geneva Auto Show
The Bugatti Chiron at 2016 Geneva Auto Show | Photo: Matt St-Pierre
Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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