Bugatti Veyron Successor Crash Test Mule Leaks after Customer Presentation in Molsheim

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After Bugatti teased us with the Vision Gran Turismo Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s thirst for the Veyron’s successor is greater than even before.
The carmaker is well aware of this, which is why they’re currently showing the car, which is tentatively named Chiron, to customers. With the presentation taking place in Bugatti’s home town, Molsheim, a couple of other Chiron-related matters were present.

One of these is a Chiron crash test mule and you can now see it in the photos below - the images come from GTBoard.

While the marks on the vehicle’s body remind us of the Porsche 917/20 Pink Pig racecar (check it out here), it’s time to get serious and mention the resemblance between the mule and the Vision GT concept.

Sure, the gaming contraption we saw in Frankfurt was a styling exaggeration, but it’s not difficult to connect the two. By the way, we’ll remind you the Vision GT had W16 life in it during the motor show.

The Chiron has to protect the blazon

A simple lunch break spent on the internet will show you that from Koenigsegg to tuned Bimmers, everybody wants to show it can beat the Veyron these days.

The Chiron will obviously come to sort things out. The machine is said to maintain the 8-liter W16 quad-turbo architecture. This time around, however, some of those turbos might be powered by electricity, while the internal combustion engine is expected to be integrated into a hybrid system, as shown by earlier prototypes spied on the Nurburgring.

While Bugatti limited Veyron production to 450 units, their conservatory approach should be taken a small step forward to 500 units for the Chiron.

Those worried about the Chiron’s dominance in the hybrid hypercar era shouldn’t fret. Make sure you have the rumored EUR2.2 million ($2.5 million) to spare and Bugatti will deliver in return.

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