Bugatti Chiron Specs Allegedly Leaked via Customer Briefing Make for a Rumor Roundup

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Sometimes the worst kept secrets manage to whet our appetite to an extreme extent, and this has to be the case with the Bugatti Chiron. With the French-named carmaker having held multiple customer presentations so far, the info on the Veyron's successor has surfaced bit by bit (no 1 and 0 pun intended).
Oh, and as you can see in the images below, the spyshots haven't been exactly concealing either. Even so, a Czech magazine (Facebook link) claims it has talked to one of the lucky few who have already placed an order for the hypercar, thus obtaining a couple of important numbers from the Vitesse realm.

Before we even mention the claimed figures, we have to stress out that all of them had been previously known, so this only comes to confirm the info, albeit with small differences here and there.

Having introduced the grain of salt above, we'll start with the output of the reinvented 16-cylinder engine, which reportedly sits at 1,500 hp and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft).

With the Veyron delivering 1,200 horses in its sharpest incarnations, this means the Chiron will initially come out as a gas-sipper, while the spied hybrid version should arrive later on in the hypercar's life.

Speaking of which, Bugatti is said to produce 500 cars over a five-year period. This is the point where we see fresher info being added - we previously knew over 100 people had placed orders, despite not having driven the machine. Well, this new report claims that number has already surpassed 130 people. Additionally, we are told the Chiron's financial burden sits at EUR2 million ($2.19 million at the current exchange rates). Previous info pointed towards a $2.5M price tag, but in this stratospheric world, a serious personalization program could swallow the difference.

In terms of performance (should we mention bragging rights?), the Chiron is said to complete the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 2.2 seconds, while offering a maximum velocity of 467 km/h (290 mph). Still, the speedometer is calibrated all the way to a nicely rounded 500 km/h (310.5 mph). The performance is also marginally better than the numbers previously brought to us by the rumor mill.

As for the final details of the report, even a three-year-old staring at the spy photos could've told you the Chiron would also beat the Veyron at the coziness game.

Then again, as we said in the title of this story, we don't mind a nice roundup.
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