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Spied: 2018 Bugatti Chiron

by Ronan Glon

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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