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Nelson

Bugatti Chiron

Revealed
http://www.topgear.com/car-news/big-reads/all-hail-new-bugatti-chiron

Humphrey The Pug

Looks like the front and back were designed completely separately.

Not sure what to think really, however it'll probably end up in similar hands as the Veyron; i.e. people with way too much money but absolutely zero class.

I wonder how many special editions there will be.
Big Blue

Rear doesn't float my boat.
Racing Teatray

Why it is that these days so many new cars look like bad Chinese copies of the preceding model? I would have preferred that they do something even a little bit new and interesting.
PhilD

I really like that.
ds240

I really like that. Think that is a fine successor to the Veyron.

Some good pics on Autocar which show a lot more detail.
JohnC

The back end is awful and the framing of the doors in that circular shape just looks odd. I would happily walk past this with my Euromillions win.
BeN

Menacing.

Don't like the rear too.
Andy C

Love it
Blarno

Chintzy and vile.
Michael

The interior looks very impressive. The front is horrible, though.
Nice Guy Eddie

Love it or hate it, it's bloody impressive.
Giant

In the same way an i8 appears to be 'shitting out a 911', this appears to be a light blue car being vomited from a dark blue one.
Martin

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Love it or hate it, it's bloody impressive.


Indeed.

Looks better in one colour...or no colour.

simonp

I thought their next one was gonna be a saloon with 8 exhausts, not a knock off Veyron with 8 headlights?
Roadsterstu

I rather like that. New TG need to do another top speed attempt.
Racing Teatray

I can't abide the headlights.
Nelson

Racing Teatray wrote:
I can't abide the headlights.


I kinda agree but at least they give it some evil presence

Disappointing rear, that long horizontal light strip looks wrong, they should have detailed the lights like the McLaren P1

Undecided, it's not one that makes me go errrgh or wow. Not impressed with the interior styling, the raised 4 centre dials for the HVAC looks wrong even if the dials themselves are beautifully made, it kinda needs a central screen and the odd smattering of buttons, not too many. I read the speakers have diamonds in as the improve the acoustics

I've never seen a Veyron, even at a show, I hope to break that duck at LVEB later this year and hope the Chiron is there too
gooner

The rear light design isn't the best but for me, the most disappointing thing is the affect it has on the Veyron. I always thought it would be a one off like the Mac F1 and an engineering feat not to be repeated in the days when the VW group are introducing a 1.0 3cyl engine to the Golf. But now the Veyron is being surpassed, will its legendary status continue?
PG

gooner wrote:
...the most disappointing thing is the affect it has on the Veyron...


+1

The Veyron was a technical triumph. This is just more of the same, with a worse back end and some very dubious styling features. Which can only detract from the original.
Blarno

It's basically a Veyron turned up to 11 and on some slightly suspect, possibly illegal, black market steroids.
Alf McQueef

Racing Teatray wrote:
Why it is that these days so many new cars look like bad Chinese copies of the preceding model? I would have preferred that they do something even a little bit new and interesting.


I know what you mean - most facelifts seem to be a case of jazzing up the headlights, making it look a bit squinty/mean/bird-like, and off you go. I rarely prefer the result and often the bright DRL's make it hard to make out the shape of the front of the car. Telsa model S's suffer from that - I've seen quite a few this week.
Nelson

PG wrote:
gooner wrote:
...the most disappointing thing is the affect it has on the Veyron...


+1

The Veyron was a technical triumph. This is just more of the same, with a worse back end and some very dubious styling features. Which can only detract from the original.


Just happened to be browsing through some old Autocar mags and found this article from 2010 which now seem pertinent

Seems no one in the high end luxury car trade saw a replacement coming, I quote ''Bugatti will never make another Veyron'' (says Dominic Lancaster of Jack Barclay Bugatti). Can't see values of Veyon's plummeting as a result of the Chiron now, if anything I think they will appreciate in value



Bob Sacamano

I never thought the Veyron was a particularly attractive car; one of those ones that tugs at your bollocks as you start mentally spending a lottery win, so this is no great disappointment. That said, as I've looked at it more and more I prefer it to the original.
Tim

Looks like a typical VW Group new product - take the old one and update it a little bit.
I presume the curve of the air intake behind the door is meant to remind you of the Type 57 Atlantic - a car out of production many years before most of us were alive.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Martin wrote:

That looks great from that angle, but the rear is a complete dog's dinner of a mess.
simonp

According to the vid on the Autocarp website, someone has ordered six!
Michael

simonp wrote:
According to the vid on the Autocarp website, someone has ordered six!


Yes, but that sort of sums up the buyers. They don't want six, they have ordered them because they can.

It looks better than the Veyron, and I'd love a go on in, but it's not as covetable as it ought to be.
Grampa

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Martin wrote:

That looks great from that angle, but the rear is a complete dog's dinner of a mess.


I think that might look better with the giant 'C' thing being in gloss black.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Having seen it for real, I don't like the back any better
Andy C

Some more pics









Twelfth Monkey

It's certainly no beauty, but I suspect in the right colour it's probably less ungainly than the Veyron.

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