29 Jun '15, 1pm

Bugatti Chiron Will Be a Hybrid

Bugatti Chiron Will Be a Hybrid

The Bugatti Veyron successor will officially go hybrid. This is the first time that VW Group boss Martin Winterkorn has confirmed the French automaker is working on a successor to the Veyron, despite spy photographers catching numerous mules during testing. Winterkorn also made it official that the successor will have a hybrid powertrain, although the name of Chiron hasn’t been mentioned. Previous rumors also suggest that the Bugatti Chiron, if that’s what it ends up being called, will have a 286-mph top speed with around 1,479 hp. The gasoline engine in the hybrid powertrain will be an updated version of the Veyron’s 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine with electrical assistance helping drive power to all four wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. And despite the addition of an hybrid powertrain, Bugatti is working on keeping the car as light as the V...

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