Monday, April 27th 2015. | Auto & Motor, Car

New reports claim that the Bugatti Chiron will pack electric turbos and 1500 horspower

When the reborn Bugatti brand first brought out the Veyron a decade ago, the performance numbers were astonishing, of a caliber we had never seen before. But that was a long time ago, and those numbers are now no longer so much in a league all their own. So its replacement needs to once again be astonishing, and some new details that have emerged about the upcoming hypercar suggest that it indeed will be. For starters, there is the 1,500 horsepower rating for the W16 engine, which will also feature new electrically actuated turbochargers and direct injection. The engine will also put out 1,106 pound-feet of torque, and the car will reportedly run up to a top speed of 288 mph and get to 60 mph in 2.0 seconds flat.

The new car will be called the Chiron. Like the Veyron, it gets its name from a Bugatti racing driver from the prewar glory days, specifically Louis Chiron. The car will allegedly be even easier to use as a daily driver, should you for some reason be inclined to do something like that. It will even feature cylinder deactivation and boast 14 mpg in fuel economy.

Continue reading to learn more about the future Bugatti Chiron.

Bugatti Chiron Rumored To Go From 0 To 60 MPH In 2 Seconds originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 27 April 2015 15:00 EST.

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