Following on from the recent confirmation that both the Bugatti Galibier and a so-called ‘SuperVeyron’ were both cancelled, Bugatti has confirmed that the next-generation Veyron will indeed have more power than the current 1200 hp produced by the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and Veyron Super Sport.
This refutes previous suggestion that the Bugatti Veyron’s replacement wouldn’t be as powerful as the Veyron and wouldn’t compete with it in terms of top speed. Nevertheless, the latest speculation that it will be more powerful by Volkswagen Group chief Martin Winterkorn is definitely an interesting prospect to ponder.
Previously, when quizzed about the Veyron’s incoming replacement, company boss Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said that it doesn’t have to worry about the LaFerrari, McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder. All the Veyron’s replacement has to out-perform is the current car. “It has to redefine the benchmarks,” he said, “and the benchmark today is still the current Veyron. We are already working on it.”
When quizzed about whether or not the car would utilise a hybrid powerplant similar to those used by Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche, Schreiber sneakily said “Maybe” with a smile. He continued, “But it’s too early to open the door and show you what we have planned. For now we have to keep the focus on the current Veyron, and help people to understand that this really is the last opportunity to get the car, which will have run for ten years from 2005-2015. Then we will close this chapter and open another one.”