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Spied: 2018 Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti\'s Veyron replacement is starting to take shape.

An amateur spy video taken in Germany has given us the best look yet at the Bugatti Chiron, a new supercar designed to replace the Veyron.

The low-resolution video hints the Chiron will be just as wide - if not wider - than the Veyron. The tail lamps are mounted further apart than they are on the Veyron, a styling cue that emphasizes the coupe's width, and the back end is fitted with a large adjustable spoiler. The Beetle-like split rear window is not expected to make the jump to production.

Earlier reports indicate the Chiron will be powered by an evolution of the Veyron's W16-cylinder engine that will use a combination of electric turbos, conventional exhaust-driven turbos and direct fuel injection to pump out at least 1,500 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft. of torque. The supercar will be able to reach 62 mph from a stop in two seconds flat and go on to a top speed of 288 mph.

Although Bugatti has not revealed precisely when the Chiron will be introduced, WorldCarFans reports the supercar could be presented as a thinly-veiled concept at a major auto show later this year. The production model won't go on sale until after 2016, meaning it will most likely land on our shores as a 2018 model.

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