Bugatti has confirmed that a more powerful Veyron is not in the works, nor is the Galibier sedan.
While last year it was reported that the Galibier had been canceled, Bugatti boss Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber has now confirmed that a SuperVeyron or Veyron Plus model will not be developed either. According to Schreiber, the Veyron SuperSport has more than enough power for the French automaker and he believes the Veyron has done what it set out to do.
As for the Galibier, it has been axed because Bugatti felt it “would confuse” customers. But one thing is for sure, Bugatti is working on a successor to the Veyron and it won’t be worried about the existing competition from McLaren and Ferrari. Schreiber will benchmark the successor against the Veyron, and plans on having the next supercar redefine those benchmarks.
A total of 43 Veyrons are left for purchase from its allotment of 450. Details on its successor likely won’t be revealed until at least next year, as the Veyron will enjoy a 10-year run. As for powertrain options? Schreiber didn’t entirely close the door on a potential hybrid powerplant.
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[Source: Top Gear]
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