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Bugatti Chiron to hit 62 mph in two seconds flat?

The Veyron\'s successor is allegedly targeting 1500 horsepower, with a projected top speed of 188 mph.

The Bugatti Veyron's successor is reportedly preparing to establish a clear performance lead in the supercar segment.

Expected to be labeled the Chiron, Bugatti's upcoming flagship has big shoes to fill after the last Veyron -- the Grand Sport Vitesse "La Finale" -- rolled off the Molsheim hand-assembly line and headed to its new home in the garage of a Middle East collector.

The company has allegedly set output targets of 1,500 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of twist, with a projected top speed of 288 mph and a zero-to-62 mph sprint in two seconds flat, according to an Car report. The Veyron brings 1,200 ponies to the table, reaching 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and topping out at just over 250 mph.

If the performance estimates prove accurate, the new supercar will be nearly a full second quicker t 62 mph than the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1.

The Chiron is expected to tick with the same 16-cylinder engine layout, but with electrically-driven turbochargers, direct injection, cylinder deactivation and other tweaks to help improve power output while achieving an estimated efficiency of around 14 mpg.

Bugatti is expected to launch the Chiron sometime next year, presumably with a seven-figure price tag.

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