Thar she blows! Meet the Bugatti Chiron.

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The Veyron's successor needs to be some car to top it.

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Thankfully, it is. It's got 1,500 horses running out of an 8.0-liter, quadruple-turbo W-16 engine.

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Want carbon fiber? You got it!

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Its engine is suitably huge.

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As are its brakes.

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Compared to the Veyron, the turbos are 69 percent bigger. That's...big.

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But if you want 300 more horses than the Veyron, you're gonna need more grunt.

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It's safe to say the Chiron is stunning to look at. See that curve? It's called the Bugatti Line, and it mimics the 'E' from Ettore Bugatti's signature.

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Once you've reached the head of the queue, it takes five months to have your Chiron built.

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Three months to get all the parts to the Atelier, and two more to build it.

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To save weight, many components are now carbon fiber.

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Each car is hand built, as you'd expect.

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Painstaingly hand built.

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But the results are worth it.

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The Atelier at Bugatti's HQ had to be redesigned for Chiron.

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It's a vastly different car from its predecessor.

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Though the engine seems similar, it's pretty different.

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There are six tail pipes on Chiron -- four you can see, and two more you can't.

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The immense power generated by the car meant Bugatti needed to strip out and replace its rolling road test bed.

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This looks strange, huh? It sits behind the front brakes and aids cooling.

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Speaking of brakes, here's a caliper.

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So much work has gone in to making the Chiron not a racer for the road, but simply...the best car.

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This wasn't its original face though...

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Here's a concept drawing.

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Initial designs were all about being open. Quite imposing, huh?

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This front didn't make it past the board...

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...the rear did, though.

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Cold air goes in...warm air comes out.

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Pretty engine is pretty.

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And massive. Truly, truly huge.

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Here's a sketch of the speedo. It's surrounded by digital displays, but the thing that shows your speed is analog. Good.

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These notebooks contain years worth of technical and design notes. Marrying the two together, showing adjustments made of the Chiron's development.

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As rear lights go...

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In the Atelier, there's a model of each Veyron made -- exactly to spec. Bugatti will do the same with Chiron.

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How much do you want to hold one of these in your hands?

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Even the wheels are stunning.

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