After many months of testing camouflaged prototypes and mules that still had Veyron body panels, Bugatti has finally brought a near-production version of the Chiron on public roads. The proof comes from Instagram’s “max.knz,” who posted a photo of a Chiron he stumbled upon on a German highway. The spy shot unveils the supercar’s front fascia and some of its profile, both of which appear to be an evolution of the Veyron’s design language.
Not that we want to brag about it, but it turns out that our most recent rendering of the Chiron looks spot-on, save for a few minor details on the engine hood and the missing orange trim on the horseshoe grille, wheels, side vents, and door trim.
Of course, the car in photo is still a prototype and will see a few changes before it become a production. The hypercar still needs a grille and a proper paint job, and I’m guessing Bugatti is still tuning the drivetrain and suspension system.
Luckily, we’re only three months away from seeing the Chiron in the metal, as the French company just confirmed it will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. The latest rumors suggest that the Veyron’s successor will have an updated version of the quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-12 generating about 1,500 horsepower and a top speed of 310.7 mph (500 km/h). Also, Bugatti reportedly wants to offer a targa version of the model with a retro-style T-top roof.
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