I confess to being underwhelmed by the new Bugatti Chiron, revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show. For one, it doesn’t look significantly different from the Veyron, and as it’s already speculated to be in production until 2024, that is a long time to hold on to what is pretty much the same design.
The second reason I’m not so impressed is because of these statistics:
Considering the Chiron has a nearly 50% power advantage over the Veyron, its performance gains are negligible, even if the new top speed is limited due to the limitations and durability of tyres.
I have no doubt that the Chiron bears the marks of incredible engineering (and it better for its £2 million price tag!). But this seems to add a bit more evidence to what I was saying the other day about how much power can realistically be harnessed. Again, it seems to be a numbers game more than anything else.
(Image via @autocar)