Bugatti Chiron Hypercar Filmed at Los Angeles Airport

A couple of days ago, we showed you two photos from Instagram user hungry_penguin, who managed to spot a couple of Bugatti Chiron prototypes at the Los Angeles airport.
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It seems the same person also took a short spy video from up close. The prototypes are covered in thick gray tarps that make them look like military vehicles. You are not going to be able to see any amazing new designs here, but you will most likely notice the huge rear wing.

The Chiron has been testing under the guise of a regular Veyron prototype for about a year. But we believe that these vehicles are much closer to the final production form. Rumor has it that clients from around the world are being treated to the full reveal behind closed doors. Why? Well, this is going to be a $2.5 million car, and if the rich of the world don't like it, that's a problem.

Many years ago, Bugatti did the same thing with a sedan model it wanted to put into production. Rumor had it that the W16 engine was going to be pulled down to just 800 horsepower to make it more usable, while the Bugatti brand would take a more mainstream approach to selling cars.

Sadly, the customer response was overwhelmingly negative, so they scrapped that idea and went back the drawing board. What they came up with was this, the Chiron. The second video we are showing you should give you a good idea of what's under the camouflage.

It's named after the most powerful centaur in Greek mythology, known or this youth-nurturing skills and vast knowledge in the fields of medicine, archery, hunting, prophesy and music. The Bugatti Hypercar is a bit like that as well, as it will combine the trademark 16-cylinder engine with an electric motor to deliver somewhere around 1,500 horsepower.

It's clear that the Bugatti brand is coming back with a vengeance, ready to pick fights with Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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