Official: A new Bugatti model is coming and will be more than a Veyron replacement

Article by Christian A., on July 25, 2014

According to Britain’s TopGear magazine, head of VW Group Walter de Silva has just confirmed that a new Bugatti model on its way, ready to hit the market at the end of 2015 or early 2016. Bugatti engineers are working hard on the new model, which will not be a Veyron replacement.

De Silva says that it will be more than a Veyron replacement, but they are currently investigating all avenues. Few different concepts are developed at the moment and engineers pay a lot of attention in the technology for the new model.

Asked if the new model will be a production version of the Galibier, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said that Bugatti will not offer such a model because it will confuse customers.

The Veyron was on top of all super sportscar brand in the world and everyone knows it as the ultimate super sports car. Bugatti also promised that the new car will redefine the benchmarks… again, just like the Veyron did when it was launched back in 2005.

The most powerful version of the Veyron was the Super Sport, which used the well-known 8.0-liter W16 engine that developed 1,200 hp and a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

This model had a limited top speed of 415 km/h or 257 mph, in order to protect its tires. For those who don’t know, the Veyron Super Sport had a World Record Edition, a model that managed to achieve a top speed of 431 km/h (267 mph).

With four larger turbochargers with updated intercoolers, the Grand Sport was able to achieve its 199 hp increase. For constant safe force transmission, Bugatti secured each and every drivetrain gear.

Particularly, the gearing of the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) has been modified to suit the latest requirements. In the same manner, Bugatti has also enhanced the air ducting in the drivetrain area. Because of the total decrease of back pressure and bigger turbochargers, fuel economy is better now in spite of performance enhancements. The fuel system was drafted from the Super Sport using a 4-pump tank.

Chassis

Engineers have modified Vitesse’s chassis to make use of the power on the road precisely and safely. The responsive dampers that have been drafted from motor race are improving the car's control and balance. Hard acceleration because of pitching and body roll is now a thing of the past. Enhanced wheel-load models have been cut down further under steer and permit a full active safety.

Aside from the exemplary lateral acceleration (up to 1.4 g), the accuracy of the tires (on more lightweight 20-inch "Vitesse"-type alloy wheels) mixed with the intelligent all-wheel drive system, ensures excellent handling.

The all-wheel-drive system, the modified ESP and the chassis make a strong team. When accelerating on corners, the Grand Sport Vitesse also provides a more active performance since the ESP that has been revised activates a little later. Indeed, the Bugatti has perfected a brake-cooling system that results to a better engine output.

Durheimer remarked that with the Bugatti Chiron, the carmaker ignored the dimensions that defined the operations of rival models and instead set new archetypes that previously didn’t exist. He remarked that Bugatti has tested the limits of physics, adding there is no area where they didn’t achieve significant improvements.

True enough, the Bugatti Chiron is the first super sports car in the world that offers 1,500 hp of max output and 1,600 Nm of peak torque available between 2,000 rpm and 6,000 rpm as well as superior levels of safety and comfort.

Behind the superb dynamism of the new Chiron is Bugatti’s newly developed eight-liter W16 engine that employs four new, larger turbochargers controlled by the Bugatti two-stage turbochargingas well as a wide of array other technical refinements and enhancements. These dynamic technological elements ensure that maximum performance is always available and can be easily controlled at all speeds. When the Top Speed mode is activated, the Chiron could go as fast as 420 km/h, as limited for road use.

The new Bugatti Chiron is not only quick in terms of acceleration and fast in terms of speed, but is also agile in terms of handling. This is thanks to the fact that it is underpinned by a new carbon fiber monocoque and a newly designed adaptive chassis. Riding on especially developed tires, the Chiron is also laden with a number of innovative technologies.

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