You probably already know plenty about the new Chiron. Little stuff like the fact its 8-litre W16 with four turbochargers produces 1500PS (1479bhp) and that it costs from €2.4-million plus taxes. But I'm more interested about the car behind the numbers... Is it really worthy of our attention or is it just an exercise in pointless performance figures? Funnily enough I suspect it could be the former for a couple of reasons: Firstly, the Veyron is a much better drivers' car than perhaps is commonly perceived. And, more importantly, the Chiron's chassis balance and dynamics have been shaped under the watchful eye of Loris Bicocchi.
The name may not be familiar, but Loris' CV is unbelievable. He learnt his craft at Lamborghini, then worked on the ill-fated but brilliant Bugatti EB110 project and went on to co-develop the Pagani Zonda with Horacio Pagani, before doing stints consulting for Koenigsegg and even Dauer when they built their crazy road-legal Porsche 962s. He's quiet, exceptionally modest and certainly doesn't court attention, but he's also the go-to man if you want to create a fully-resolved and brilliantly exciting supercar. We'll run a full video interview with him soon, so look out for that. In the meantime, check out our short film driving the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and experiencing the new Chiron over on Tribe Nation by clicking on the link.