Bugatti Veyron hybrid successor rumored again, could debut in 2015

Article by Christian A., on July 10, 2014

The rumor about a hybrid successor to the Bugatti Veyron is not quite something new but it appears that this model might become reality. According to Reuters, two sources with knowledge of the matter said that Bugatti is considering such as vehicle and if built, it will be much faster than the current Veyron Super Sport capable to achieve a top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph.

For those who don’t know, earlier this year Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport lost the title of world’s fastest production car in favor of the Hennessey Venom GT after achieving a top speed of 270.49 mph or 435 km/h.

According to same sources, the Bugatti Veyron successor will be a two-door model and use a 16-cylinder engine that will generate around 1,500 hp. Just like the Veyron, Bugatti will limit the production to 450 cars.

Apparently, Bugatti already developed the blueprint for a 2015 model. A Bugatti spokesman said that the new successor will not be less exciting than the Veyron as company’s customers have certain expectations.

Ferrari already rolled off the LaFerrari hybrid supercar, while Mclaren offers the P1 and Porsche the 918 Spyder. This means that it is time for Bugatti to get to the next level with a hybrid hypercar. Still, we are eager to see a concept version of the new vehicle or at least a sketch in order to be sure that the new vehicle is really coming!

Bugatti Veyron offers top-of-the-line automotive tech and, true to the Bugatti heritage of “nothing is too expensive, nothing is too beautiful”, only the most superior materials and components available are part of the manufacturing process. Bugatti’s Veyron is a genuinely global vehicle. One of the major, and most complex, components of the seven-speed sequential-DSG (double-clutch gearbox), is fabricated by the specialists in motor sports, Ricardo, in the UK. Meanwhile, the one-of-a-kind 16-cylinder 8.0-litre engine is from the VW engine facility in Salzgitter, Germany.

The tyres, which are the first tyres in the industry in production homologated to run at speeds over 400 km/h, are part of a development team including Michelin. The monocoque of carbon fibre is produced in Italy by ATR, the front, and rear, structures of forged aluminium in Germany by Heggemann, and the customised carbon-ceramic brakes in Great Britain by AP Racing. The paint is German, the leather is Austrian, the windscreen is Finnish, and so on.

Only 300 Bugatti Veyron will ever be manufactured. Production began at a pace of fifty cars each year, about one vehicle every week. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., nevertheless, is trying to reach a bigger number and intends to achieve a yearly output closer to hundred to lessen the waiting time for buyers.

It should come as no surprise that over 30% of the orders for Bugatti Veyron vehicles will head to the United States. By far, it has traditionally been the most significant luxury car market. German orders follow those from the US. Of the total orders, 19% are from German consumers to date. The UK, historically a country with very solid links to the iconic Bugatti brand, at 16%, is third, and at fourth is the Middle East with about 15%.

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