The Bugatti Chiron Hypercar Spotted on a Rare Test Drive in Italy

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A very lucky automobile fanatic may have spotted the brand new Bugatti Chiron Hypercar on a test drive in Italy. Photographer Erico Hessel posted the above shot to his Instagram account late last week and it has caused Bugatti fans to lose their minds. “It looks and sounds like it is from a different planet,” Hessel wrote in the photo caption. With a matte black paint job and a very Batmobile-like design, the car is rumored to be powered by a 1,500 hp W16 engine that will launch it to 267 mph.

This wasn’t the only sighting of the model in the wild, since Auto Bild TV posted the above video to their YouTube account around the same time, showing two test units crawling past a big truck on a crowded road.

Though the luxury marque hasn’t confirmed the sightings, it’s pretty obvious that this is the Veyron’s replacement. Once it hits the market in 2017, you can expect it to cost over $2 million.

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