It’s official: the next Bugatti hypercar is the Chiron, and it’ll be revealed in March

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It’s no secret that the replacement for Bugatti’s legendary Veyron would be called the Chiron — except that apparently it was a secret, because Bugatti just officially announced the name this morning. “Chiron” has been floating around in the automotive press for many months, so today’s press release just puts a bow on it.

The name comes from Louis Chiron, a decorated Bugatti driver in the formative years of the 20th century. Beyond the name, the company isn’t saying much about the car, although it’s widely expected to look a lot like the Vision Gran Turismo concept car revealed at the Frankfurt auto show in September: in other words, a refined Veyron with striking headlamps. It will feature a quad-turbocharged W-16 engine — like the…

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