After crafting 300 coupes, 150 Grand Sports and 30 Super Sport models, Bugatti’s infinitely awesome Veyron will head to its immortal resting place in supercar heaven.
At least, that’s what we thought. From all reports, we believed Bugatti would put the Veyron to rest and replace it with the (slightly) more tame 16C Galibier sedan.
But come on, could Volkswagen Group, owners of Bugatti, really watch its legendary hypercar fade away forever?
Not a chance…
According to AutoExpress, work on the next-generation Veyron will begin as production on the current version ends. You may ask yourself, after the Super Sport, how the Veyron can get any better. The answer, of course, lies in weight loss.
Before the new car hits the streets, it will head to the gym and emerge significantly lighter (the current Veyron weighs over 4,100 pounds) through the extensive use of lightweight alloys and carbon-composite materials.
Power for the next Veyron will probably come from the same 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine tuned to propel the newly svelte beast to…get ready for this… 270 miles per hour.
While VW Group technically loses money on each Veyron it builds, the bragging rights (and media coverage) it receives for building the world’s fastest production vehicle easily makes up for the lost dollars.
If AutoExpress is correct, the new Bugatti Veyron will appear in all its warp-speed glory sometime in 2013.
With all the hybrid hype lately, it’s good to see that some common sense prevails at Bugatti and will give speed freaks and gearheads something to be excited about.
Should the Veyron be left to die, or are you excited that there may be a new version?