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2016-03-01 11:46

WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ROAD CAR: Bugatti unveiled its successor to its Veyron, with this: the 1119kW Chiron, at the Geneva auto show. Image: Bugatti

Cape Town - The Chiron, Bugatti's long-anticipated successor to the Veyron has been revealed ahead of it's global debut at the 2016 Geneva auto show.

The new Chiron takes the Veyron's already impressive specs, to another level: 0 to 100km/h in less than 2.5 seconds, four huge turbochargers and a total power output of 1119kW/1600Nm!

420km/h top speed

The 8-litre W16 engine from the Veyron has been completely redesigned, propelling the new hypercar to limited top speed of 420km/h for 'road use'. To keep it on the black stuff it's tyres have been specially developed courtesy of a Bugatti-Michelin partnership.

Image gallery: 2016 Bugatti Chiron

The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has also been improved, and like it's predecessor, sends power to both axles.

The Chiron is larger than the Veyron (82mm longer, 40mm wider and 53mm higher) and 155kg heavier for total of weight of 1995kg.

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Only 500 Chirons will be produced, the automaker has already received 150 orders, sold for the equivalent of R41-million (€2.4-million). The highest speed listed on the Chiron's clock is 500km/h.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bugatti company president, said: "Bugatti has tested the limits of physics. The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better."

Watch: Walk around the 2016 Bugatti Chiron

Interior

Inside, it has 44 litres of luggage space. Three high-resolution digital displays surround the speedometer, with information changing in response to vehicle's car's speed - the faster you drive, the simpler it becomes.

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