Next year Bugatti will unleash its an all-new supercar onto the world, and now we've got a name.

According to Jens Meiners from Car und Driver, the Veyron's successor will be called the Chiron, after former Bugatti racing driver Louis Chiron (and not, apparently, the kick-ass centaur from Greek mythology).

Chiron raced for 35 years, managed to snag more podium finishes than any other Bugatti driver and was also the oldest hot-shoe to race in Formula One, running in the Monaco Grand Prix when he was 58. Bugatti built a tribute to him in 1999, the 18/3 Chiron, which eventually served as part of the inspiration for the Veyron's design (above).

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The most recent news about the Veyron's replacement came in July, with Reuters reporting that it would pack a hybrid drivetrain good for something in the neighborhood of 1,500 hp, and Bugatti is aiming to beat its predecessor's top speed of 268 mph.

Bugatti will almost assuredly trot out a concept of the Chiron before it gets the green light for production, and the smart money is on a Geneva debut.