Bugatti is looking to reclaim the title of the world’s fastest car and the Volkswagen-owned ultra premium brand aims to do so with hybrid power.
Following in the tire tracks of recent hybrid hypercars like the LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spider, sources inside the company have said a successor to the Veyron is planned with a launch expected in 2015.
Despite being a hybrid, Bugatti will not be watering-down the performance the brand has become known for.
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“The new model will not be less exciting than the Veyron,” said a spokeswoman for Bugatti. “Our customers have certain expectations.”
Engine output would reportedly surpass the current model’s 1,200 hp rating with an incredible 1,500 horsepower from a 16-cylinder engine that would be matched to hybrid technology.
According to unnamed sources, Bugatti expects the Veyron successor will surpass the current car’s top speed of 268 mph as well as the 270 mph rating of the Hennessey Venom GT, once again giving Bugatti the title of the world’s fastest car.
Much like with the Veyron, production will be extremely limited, making this car ultra exclusive with plans to build just 450 models.
Just 20 of the original Veyron models are remaining to to be sold.
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