The Bugatti Chiron could be “hybridized” to a special issue of higher power

Bugatti ChironBugatti stunned the world about 12 years ago with the launch of what would become the fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron. The car of the 1,000 horses had a production of 450 units, which were nothing more and nothing less than 10 years in market. We recently met its successor, the Bugatti Chiron.

in case you don’t remember, the Bugatti Chiron uses an engine derived from that rode on his day the Veyron. We speak of a engine of 16 cylinders arranged in a “W” with 8 liters of displacement and four turbos. In the now sold-out Bugatti Veyron, the amazing engine delivering a maximum power of 1,001 horses, while in the current Chiron reaches 1,500 horses. Despite being a derivation, the designers of Bugatti have modified a lot of the heart of the new model, keeping only 5 % of the elements of the previous engine.

The French brand had no choice but to throw some special editions of the Veyron to achieve sell all the units that they had planned, as their sales rate was too slow. We don’t know if it was already in the plans of the firm to market some special units for higher power or just did it for attention, creating a new attraction and as well “get rid” of a few cars.

Bugatti ChironBe that as it may, Bugatti launched the Veyron Super Sport, which had increased its power output to the 1.200 horses. It is for this reason that, despite the fact that the sales of the Chiron are going for a very good way (there are already reserved 200 of the 500 units planned for production), there arise questions and doubts as to whether the French firm would dare to launch some units of greater power; a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, maybe.

Coach claims to have conversed with Wolfgang Dürheimer, the head of the brand. Dürheimer, seems to be that it would not rule out the idea of a further edition prestacional of Chiron, although it seems complicated. In any case, he says that if this introduced an electric thruster (or several) on the Bugatti Chiron, would not be to reduce the consumption fuel hiperdeportivo, but to markedly increase the performance.

on the one hand, this idea sounds pretty good, but on the other it looks complicated, very complicated. Install a complete system of electric propulsion is not simple and it needs a space within the body of the car and a large investment in research and development. In addition, the Bugatti Chiron already have a weight high enough that round 2 tons, which would be increased in the case of introducing the entire electrical system.

Bugatti is not having problems selling this model as if it was the case with its predecessor, the Veyron. It is likely that lance editions or special units, but we think it is difficult to hibridarlo.

Source – Coach