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Could This Spy Photo be of the Next Bugatti?

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One photographer has caught what could be the Bugatti Veyron’s replacement, the high-horsepower Chiron, driving around without camouflage.

Spotted between Imola and Bologna, Italy, photographer Erico Hessel says he saw three of these matte black cars or mules driving bookended by a pair of passenger vans. The cars clearly have a lot of similarities with the Veyron, but a completely different rear-end. Styling is obviously inspired by the Vision GT Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year.

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“It was a mind-blowing experience to see and hear them in person,” Erico told Top Gear.

Rumour has it that underneath the Bugatti Vision GT Concept’s skin were the actual underpinnings of the Chiron prototype. Bugatti hasn’t made an official statement about the Veyron replacement, except that it will cost about $2.5-million and have more than 1,500 horsepower. Power will likely come from an updated version of the quad-turbo W16 engine mated to hybrid components. The Chiron will likely be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.

[Source: Top Gear]