Bugatti Chiron Spied Completing Final Testing with Veyron, 918 Spyder, Huracan and BMW i8

Bugatti Chiron Spied Completing Final Testing with Veyron SS, 918 Spyder and Huracan 1 photo
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We have to admit, we’re a bit surprised to see the extent to which Bugatti is embracing the spirit of Christmas these days. After teasing the Chiron in a Christmas card, the engineers seem to have set up a family reunion, with the upcoming hypercar recently being spotted testing in a uber-select company.
The footage below shows a pair of Chiron prototypes being driven alongside a Veyron SS, a Porsche 918 Spyder, a Lamborghini Huracan and, not surprisingly, a BMW i8.

Since we’re talking about Chiron group testing, we were expecting the carmaker to step outside the family a bit and also include the Bavarian sportscar. For one thing, this is not the first time we see VW Group engineers wishing to observe the ways of the i8. When the BMW comes with a mid-mounted engine and an electric motor up front, as well as a plug-in hybrid setup, you can’t ignore it.

As for the family affairs, the 918 double justifies its presence, since its hybrid all-wheel-drive nature is accompanied by the production car Nurburgring record.

The Huracan has to be here thanks to the fact that its performance is much closer to that of the 918 than it might seem. Heck, if the Porsche runs out of electric juice, the V10 Raging Bull can almost give it a run for its money, at least in a straight line.

When it comes to the Veyron SS, the father is here to see its offspring taking things further than ever before. That’s a proper way to talk about the expected tech side of the Chiron.

Much like Bentley’s W12 is now in its second generation, Bugatti’s 8-liter W16 will be reinvented for the Chiron. In fact, the transformation should go even deeper than in Crewe’s case, with the W16 set to jump from 1,200 HP to 1,500 hp and a peak torque of 1,107 lb-ft (1,500 Nm), possibly with the help of electric-driven turbocharging.

While the official version is that we’ll get to meet the Bugatti Chiron at the Geneva Motor Show in March, you can keep an eye out - perhaps you’ll spot one.

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