Bugatti preparing the SuperVeyron, an even more powerful Veyron hypercar

Article by Christian A., on October 30, 2012

Even when gasoline prices in Europe are escalating and as electric vehicles are the focus of politicians, the supercar is still alive and kicking. For example, Bugatti raised the performance of the Veyron and built the SuperVeyron. This wasn’t even necessary since not even the new McLaren P1 could beat the Bugatti Veyron.

Of course, fans are ecstatic that the high-end VW division raised the bar. There are reports that the Bugatti SuperVeyron will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show next fall. What makes it super are its use of more carbon fiber, higher horsepower, and an incredible top speed. Ferdinand Piech himself will drive the Ultra Bugatti, which is powered by a boosted 8.0-liter (or 9.6-liter) engine, says Automobile.

It produces 1600 hp, which raises the maximum speed from 259 mph to 288 mph. It is believed to have a 0-62mph acceleration time of 1.8 seconds, which is better than that of the upcoming Ferrari Enzo replacement and even that of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull racer. The improvement is the result of its drop in weight of nearly 550 pounds compared to the Veyron SuperSport W16.

The limited-edition Veyron weighs 3,527 pounds, leading to a surreal power-to-weight ratio of one kg (2.2 pounds) for each hp. It would basically have the same body but it will have totally new front and rear ends with even more advanced active aerodynamics. It has a price tag of over $2.5 million.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was decided to be mass produced in 2001. It had an maximum allowance of 300 vehicles. A year after, 'Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S was instituted. It serves as a subordinate of 'Volkswagen France'. It was made at the assembly studio in Molshiem. By the end of 2003, Dr Thomas Bscher became the President of Bugatti Automobiles. He then supervised the Bugatti project. Dr. Bscher was assisted by Dr. Schreiber Wolfgang. The latter worked as a technical director while heading the 'Bugatti Engineering GmbH' in Wolfsburg. The progressive effort in producing the model is organized and partially executed in Wolfsburg. Dr. Schreiber’s purpose was for the latest model to be used on the road.

The group conducted a financial and technological feasibility study for the project. The study was done primarily to refine an accurate period of time for commencing the production of the latest model. Some time before the Geneva Motor Show in 2004, the team’s Executive Board affirmed the project’s plans. The production was scheduled to commence in September 2005.

The Bugatti Veyron: An unrivalled synthesis of top performance with the everyday

Although the number of vehicles produced for the model is very controlled, it has to fully satisfy all the specific standards of the Volkswagen Group. This results in tedious testing and trials all over the world. All these efforts are for the realization of a particular goal: to meet the company’s rigorous quality control standards. This guarantees that the athletic vehicle would be a fit for daily driving and can match the quality that other mass produced cars of this category can provide.

Topics: bugatti, hypercar

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