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Bugatti unveils the Chiron, super successor to the Veyron (pictures)

Bugatti's Veyron was one of a kind, and since it was retired, the all-new Chiron, just unveiled in Geneva, takes its unique place as an ultrapowerful and rare work of automotive art.

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Bugatti gets the all-new Chiron, one of the most anticipated unveilings at the Geneva auto show, ready for the public.

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The historic Bugatti brand has been revived by Volkswagen, and makes the most exclusive cars in the world.

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The Chiron is the successor to the Veyron, Bugatti's first modern supercar.

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While similar in basic format to the Veyron, Bugatti evolved the style for the Chiron and fitted it with a more powerful engine.

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The Chiron is a two-seater with a mid-mounted engine.

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An adaptive suspension contributes to handling and ride comfort.

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Designer Achim Anscheidt says that with the Chiron, "form follows performance."

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The adaptive suspension can lower, in Top Speed mode, or raise up for clearing driveways.

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Designer Anscheidt refers to the front as an "eight-eye face."

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The wing on the rear works as an air brake.

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Exposed carbon fiber abounds on the Chiron.

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The turbocharged W-16 engine sits under a rear shell.

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Brakes uses eight titanium pistons up front, and six on the rear wheels.

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The 8-liter engine produces 1,500 horsepower.

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The horseshoe grille remains, but is pushed forward.

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LED headlights sit in bodywork that also includes an air intake.

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The fenders make the front and rear of the Chiron wider than the middle.

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Bugatti emphasizes this curve both outside and inside the Chiron.

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The interior befits a $2.6 million car.

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The design team had a "no-plastic philosophy" for the cabin.

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On the instrument cluster, an analog speedometer is bracketed by two LCD panels.

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Bespoke luggage sits in the front of the Chiron.

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