Bugatti haven’t finished with the Chiron just yet, with plans to employ a hybrid system that would further boost engine output.
Similarly, to the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1, the 1103kW/1600Nm 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 Bugatti Chiron may be further boosted by a hybrid system.
“We examined what ingredients we needed to defend our position and to raise the bar,” Wolfgang Dürheimer, Volkswagen Group CEO, said when speaking to Autocar UK. “We designed this engine 13 years ago to 986bhp. Then we brought it up to 1184bhp and now to 1479bhp. You cannot just shake out this additional 493bhp from the same components, so it was a dedicated design process and 95% of the components are new. Our calculation was that if we get the power [we need] out of the engine, we do not need a hybrid component.”
The Bugatti Chiron will challenge the Bugatti Veyron’s 431km/h world record top speed in 2018. It is expected that the more powerful and more aerodynamic Bugatti Chiron will comfortably eclipse the mark of its predecessor.