MOLSHEIM, France – The 2017 Bugatti Chiron super sports car, the long-awaited successor to the Bugatti Veyron, will debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show in March, the automaker confirmed on Monday.
Even before its auto show debut, Bugatti said dealers have taken more than 100 orders for what is expected to be a $2.5 million hybrid vehicle.
The Chiron, named for prewar Bugatti driver Louis Chiron, competes against the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.
“Currently, the Chiron is undergoing final testing,” Bugatti said in a statement. “A number of prototypes are on the road in several continents for fine tuning of the vehicle – right down to the last detail under a variety of road and climate conditions.”
It added: “At the same time, pre-marketing of the Chiron is now underway. Bugatti has invited selected customers in the brand’s key markets to private previews.”
The feedback thus far is “outstanding,” Bugatti noted.
Bugatti has not released images of the production Chiron, which is expected to deliver up to 1,500 horsepower from a revised, quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine and as many as four electric motors.
Edmunds says: It’s time to get the conversation going with your Bugatti dealer, because the order books are open for the highly anticipated Chiron.