Hear the Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter W-16 engine roar: Video

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Bugatti’s Chiron is one of the major stars of this week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The car is the replacement for the Veyron and just like its predecessor the Chiron is powered by a quad-turbocharged engine with 16 cylinders displacing a total 8.0 liters. The engine in the Chiron is much more powerful than the one in the Veyron, though, even eclipsing the 1,184 horsepower of the Veyron Super Sport.

The Chiron brings a massive 1,480 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque to the table, and here’s what all of that grunt sounds like. The videos, from the YouTube channels of Zmajevac 159 and Auto Express, were taken during the preview showing of the Chiron during a Volkswagen Group event on the eve of the Geneva show.

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You’ll immediately notice that the sound is much more brutal than in the Veyron. Bugatti tells us that one of the key aims in the development was to make the Chiron more of a “beast” than the Veyron but still maintain a high level of quality and refinement.

Specific changes that alter the sound of the car include its new titanium exhaust system, carbon fiber induction system and revised internals. We think you’ll agree that Bugatti achieved its aim as the Chiron definitely sounds like an absolute beast.

To learn about the other vehicles appearing at the Geneva Motor Show, head to our dedicated hub.

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