Bugatti Chiron preparing hybrid modificationAugust 26, 2016
Bugatti company does not exclude the emergence of a hybrid version of the hypercar Chiron. This was reported by the head of the brand Wolfgang Dyurhaymer. Hybridization was seen as one of ways to improve the efficiency of the V16 engine.
“We learned what ingredients are necessary to defend its position and raising the bar. We have developed this engine 13 years ago. First, we were able to increase the capacity up to 1200 and then to 1500 horsepower. At the moment, the engine uses 95% of new components, “- said a top manager. In this case the company does not exclude problems with the layout of the machine in the case of transition to a hybrid power plant.
For the first time Chiron was presented at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Under the hood of the hypercar set the same 8.0 liter W16 with four turbochargers. Motor got another intake and exhaust system, a more efficient cooling system and new nozzles. All this led to the fact that the power of the unit has increased from 1200 to 1500 horsepower. The increased power required and certain improvements gearbox. The engine, as before, is paired with a seven-step “robot”, which strengthened the grip.
Hypercar takes acceleration to “hundreds” in 2.5 seconds – exactly the same as its predecessor. Top speed increased slightly – only 10 km/h to 420 km per hour.
Body silhouette remained almost unchanged. The head optics, made in the style of Alfa Romeo, became fully LED. Also it changed the form of the massive wing and lights become solid. Chiron’s interior is designed in the style of Veyron.
In 2018 Bugatti plans to break the world speed record among production cars.