2016 is seemingly going to shape up to be a vintage year for auto enthusiasts. This year we can expect record breaking speeds from both the Bugatti Chiron and the worthy challenger the Hennessey Venom F5. The last time around Bugatti made it through a technicality, where the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport managed to stay as the fastest production car. However, the Hennessey Venom GT did surpass the Super Sport’s 268 mph producing 270.4 mph, but a production number below 30 had it disqualified for Guinness Book of Records Award.
The Bugatti Vision GT
The Bugatti Chiron is based on a toned down Bugatti Vision Grand Turismo. The Vision GT is actually a visual concept that was made for the Grand Turismo videogame franchise. Thus, they have taken a visual concept and converted it to the real thing. A visual replica of the Vision GT was released in last year’s 2015, Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Chiron is expected to pack a mean punch with 1500 hp. The car is estimated to be limited to 463 km/h while going as fast as 500 km/h without the limiter. The car is expected to go 0-100 kmh in 2.3 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 15 seconds. These figures are yet to be confirmed but they are in the regions in which the guys at Volkswagen Group hope to achieve.
Release Date & Price
The mid-engined sports car is expected to be unveiled in this year’s Geneva Motor Show. There will be 500 units made with preorders of 130 already received. They hope to build at least 100 Chirons a year. You’ll have to wait till 2017 to purchase a Chiron for $ 2.3-2.6 million.
Take a look below at the car that is set to replace the Bugatti Veyron as the world’s fastest production car: