The Bugatti Veyron was a formidable car in itself, but pales in comparison to its successor, the Bugatti Chiron. One of the first people to pre-order the car, famed EDM DJ/producer – who doesn’t think he’s ‘EDM’ – Afrojack, is in for one helluva whip.
The first pictures emerged of the car with the announcement of its unbridled reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016. CNET describes the potential under the hood of this gorgeous automobile as such:
The Chiron is expected to brandish a hybridized version of the Veyron’s quadruple-turbo 8.0-liter W-16 engine, pumping out over 1,600 horsepower and in excess of 1,100 pound-feet of torque. 0-60 mph is targeted at two seconds flat and Bugatti engineers are chasing a top speed of over 270 mph. Bugatti president Wolfgang Dürheimer describes the Chiron’s design brief as simply, “We want to make the best significantly better.”
A beast of a car, no doubt, we can only recount Afrojack’s incident in his Ferrari 458 Italia and hope this doesn’t end with the same result. At a whopping $2.5 million base-price tag, though, we’re sure he’ll take care of this 1 in 100 beauty. Here are some spy pictures of a late-model protoype courtesy of Autocar, but you can have a better idea of the final product by checking out some early glamor shots of the Chiron’s brother, a new Gran Turismo vision, below.
An exclusive car made just for the video game, this incredible new baby blue Gran Turismo is supposed to be extremely similar to final production Chirons, to give you an idea of what Afrojack will be cramming himself into soon.