2019 Bugatti Chiron. This new model will be lighter and more powerful than any other supercar in Bugatti’s lineup. The 2019 Bugatti Chiron comes with a great number of improvements. It will no longer have off-set driving position or the heavy curb weight which earned the Veyron some negative press. It is interesting to mention that the upcoming model will have only 18% of carryover components, more precisely, the engine. If there’s any doubt about the Bugatti Chiron’s raison d’être, it’s written right on the steering wheel, on a large blue button emblazoned with one word: ENGINE.
Sure, we could wax poetic about the marriage of modern technology to the ancient human craving to express vanity and wealth. Or about how the 1500-hp Chiron is metaphorically the 700-room Château de Versailles with tailpipes, how the $3 million price means it is no crazier than hiring an artist to spend four years painting God and Adam and angels and saints on your chapel ceiling. In other words, we could go on and on about how it is an exuberant, untethered overstatement in the service of generating delirious stupefaction, both in the nobles who luxuriate in it and the peasants who revel in its reflected glory.
For the 2019 Bugatti Chiron, people say it will be the shortest model in the history of the car. It will still be the most luxurious, powerful, fastest, and most exclusive production supercar. Allegedly, the 2019 Bugatti Chiron shows a strong resemblance to the concept the carmaker presented in Frankfurt called the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept. However, the 2019 Bugatti Chiron shares a lot of styling cues with the Veyron, which is its older brother after all. The vehicle has curvaceous haunches and the trademark Bugatti grille. It also comes with mid-engine design. It boasts a sizeable windshield that wraps around A-pillars and goes toward the side glass ending in the air scoop behind B-pillars.
It remains a mystery regarding what Bugatti has up its sleeve with the interior design of the upcoming 2019 Bugatti Chiron. At this point, we know that the carmaker will try to fix some of the shortcomings of the Veyron. They will probably do something with the off-centered driving position. The gauge cluster will also receive a makeover. The windshield will be pretty large, so outward visibility will be enhanced as well. Improved ergonomics is also expected with the switchgear being repositioned. Of course, the cabin will be futuristic and it will be loaded with gills with new technological features and gadgets.
But the new 261-mph Bug is really just about being all ate up with motor. It’s about old-fashioned combustion in 16 furnaces amidships that are blown into a furious conflagration by quad turbo fans. Push that engine button and the 8.0-liter W-16 lights, not with the ear-bending bark of an Italian supercar Bugatti figures it is above those kinds of bad-boy theatrics but with the manly burble of a lazy 650-rpm idle. To paraphrase Theodore Roosevelt, “Speak softly and carry a suitcase nuke.” To be brutally cynical for that’s the last refuge of plebeians who cannot now and never will be able to afford a 2019 Bugatti Chiron this car is a do over.
It’s a reboot of a last-decade idea for reviving a slumbering auto boutique with a moonshot engineering project intended to create shock and awe. The 1001-hp Veyron 16.4 was the busted sound barrier, the Everest summit, the four-minute mile. It was the car that went 1 mph faster than a Peugeot P88 the fastest race car on the Mulsanne straight just because. The benchmarks have all been bested, the hyperbole all belabored. It seems pointless to raise the bar again with another mid-engined two-seat coupe, like enrolling Superman in a CrossFit class in the hopes of widening the gap over those speeding bullets.
Still filed under speculation is 2019 Bugatti Chiron’s price. We believe that it will start at $2.5 million. It will be ready to bow sometime in 2017.