288 mph projected top speed
British magazine CAR is reporting the Bugatti Veyron replacement will do the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in just two seconds.
Just like previous reports, this latest one says Bugatti will use the "Chiron" moniker for its Veyron successor and the car will stick with the W16 8.0-liter engine, even though at one point the engineers considered a 14-cylinder engine. Output is believed to surpass 1,500 PS (1,103 kW) to enable the hypercar achieve "performance figures to shame some F1 cars."
Torque is believed to remain at 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) just like on the Veyron Super Sport, but the two cars won't have a lot in common as the Chiron will allegedly have 92% new or modified parts. It will allegedly be more useable on a daily basis and the engine is expected to get e-turbos, direct injection and cylinder deactivation.
In terms of performance, the Chiron is believed to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in only 2 seconds, making it half a second quicker compared to the Veyron SS WRE while top speed is bound to increase from 258 mph (415 km/h) to a projected 288 mph (463 km/h).
Bugatti wants the Chiron to return 14 mpg UK (11 mpg US or 20 liters / 100 km) which would make it slightly less thirsty than the Veyron Super Sport which returns 12.2 mpg UK (10.1 mpg US or 23.1 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle.
Bugatti was originally supposed to launch the new Chiron later this year, but Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech said that it needs more work so now it's penned for a 2016 launch.