Now we have a couple of hot images to add to the fire, as Instagram user "hungry_pigeon" has posted a couple of his spy detective works. A duo of Chiron prototypes can be seen completely covered by camouflage at the airport in Los Angeles.
They were there to be privately shown to some of the wealthiest men in America, the sort of people who bought the Veyron and were "in town" for the annual Pebble Beach Concours event.
Hopefully, they liked what they saw, because the world has been waiting for a very long time to gaze upon another Bugatti model.
We think those are a couple of Lamborghinis in the background, but even they play second fiddle to the Chiron.
Reports suggest the W16 8.0-liter quad turbo engine now develops somewhere around 1,500 horsepower, thanks to the e-turbo technology Audi seems to be so crazy about at the moment. With more power than an Aventador and F12 Berlinetta combined, the Bugatti will take just 2 seconds to reach 100 km/h and will reportedly run out of puff at 280 mph (450 km/h).
It's a crazy world we live in folks. On the one hand, Volkswagen Group produces the XL1, which consumes only one liter of diesel per 100 kilometers, and on the other it finances a car that's as fast as an airplane.
Like we said already, the only piece of official information we have is the video below. It's not that interesting, but you do get to hear the engine at the very end. The 16-cylinder setup is angrier than on the Veyron, and we can't hide our excitement.