Bugatti’s new Chiron is one of the most anticipated cars of the year.
The 1,480-horsepower hypercar was unveiled during March’s Geneva Motor Show but deliveries of customer cars won’t start until later in the year.
There are a few videos now showing the Chiron out and about, with all the cars being pre-production examples usually being delivered to Bugatti’s dealerships and other partners.
Bugatti Chiron's quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W-16 engine
This video from YouTube user Supercars of Austria is the first where we’ve heard the Chiron’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W-16 engine really rev, and it definitely sounds mean. We’d even say there’s a bit of an old-school muscle car tinge to the note.
At the car’s Geneva Motor Show debut, Bugatti explained 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. Helping in this regard is a sophisticated titanium exhaust system.
The Chiron surpasses the Veyron in almost every way, including production volumes. Bugatti plans to build 500 Chirons in total, including additional bodystyles and special editions. Incredibly, more than a third of the allocation is already accounted for despite the staggering starting price of 2.4 million euros ($2.77 million).