2017 Bugatti Chiron First Look, the successor to the Veyron features a radical new design worthy of its performance upgrades. Here, we take a closer look at just what went into making the Chiron from a design perspective. Motor Trend magazine made this possible.
A special hinge allows the doors to open wider for easier entry and egress.
The all-new carbon monocoque means a roomier interior. The passenger H-point is offset from the vehicle centerline by the same amount as in the Veyron, but the wider front track means better legroom. And although the roof is lower (the 0.2-inch increase in overall height is due to the fin), there is a half-inch more headroom.
The C-line element in the center of the cabin is not just for decoration. It is a structural element of the new monocoque.
All switchgear is unique to Bugatti. And if it looks like metal, it is.
The carbon-fiber trim in the interior is given a special layer to reduce reflected noise.
The Chiron’s airbags can now be fired directly through the carbon fiber of the dash panel thanks to construction patented by VW Group.
The speedo is analog and reads to 500 km/h (311 mph). It’s clever, subtle marketing: “The speedo doesn’t fade away when the ignition is off,” says Bugatti chief Wolfgang Dürheimer, “and so when people look inside they can see how fast the car can go, and they will talk about it.”