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Bugatti Veyron Super could go hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt debut confirmed

 Bugatti Veyron Super could go hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt debut confirmed
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 05.07.2010

Carbon fiber wheels considered

Bugatti has confirmed that the Veyron Super Sport successor will be launched next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In an interview given by chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg to Auto Express it was mentioned that Bugatti will focus on lowering the vehicle's curb weight by 250 kg (551 lbs) and for this they might consider carbon fiber wheels. What's even more interesting is that Schulenburg said that hybrid tech is being analyzed.

The new Veyron will retain the impressive W16 quad-turbo engine but its capacity could grow from 8.0-liters to 9.6-liters. With the help of an electric motor, the hypercar could develop 1,600 HP (1,177 kW) that would allow it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a shocking 1.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of almost 290 mph (446.7 km/h).

It seems that 300 mph is just around the corner.

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 slim slim
I simultaneously got a boner and farted when I read the stats for this car. I had to re-read the numbers again slowly while in my head saying W..T..F.. in slow motion. While Im reading, my jaw is on the floor and my eyes are bulging in and out my head. Im blown away that a car company would be that ballsy to put this kind of performance in a road legal car. Wow. More than likely it will be a subtle redesign on the body like Audi did with the R8. Most major body panels will be redesigned slightly along with the new powertrain. So that should be enough to classify it as an all new model. I cant wait to see real world tests and youtube vids of it crushing other hypercars. Let the hp wars begin.
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November 22, 2012 4:56 pm
 SegiLp SegiLp
WHY HYBRID!?!?!?!
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November 21, 2012 6:14 pm
 AlinCare AlinCare
when an electric veyron?
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November 21, 2012 3:12 pm
 Bozzor Bozzor
I would imagine Bugatti would do their utmost to call this the real first 300 mph production car in the world. It will be very challenging, though: aerodynamics and physics are very cruel as you approach 300 mph, and you need more and more hp to achieve smaller increases in speed as you try and push through a thickening wall of air. I imagine how long it would take to empty the fuel tanks at such a speed...hopefully before the tyres explode! :D
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November 21, 2012 8:01 am
 Madness Madness
I don't see how Bugatti can incorporate a heavy hybrid system and shed 250kg's, but sure best of luck with that lads...
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November 21, 2012 8:00 am
 TimeShade TimeShade
Guys, you're misunderstanding it. This isn't the New Veyron. It's a new high-performance version of the Veyron. They're discontinuing the Super Sport Veyron, and making this instead. It's not a redesign, they've just stopped making one high-performance version of the car and started making another. Anyway, in this case, the engineering changes are so immense that you can actually accept it's a new car. With a car like the Bugatti Veyron (which aims to be the fastest car in the world), you can see that the car has advanced with increasing bhp and top speed figures. And if these predictions are true, I'm rather astounded.... to be honest.
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November 21, 2012 7:42 am
 tekaefixe tekaefixe
Im sure it will, its still ugly :D
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November 21, 2012 7:29 am
 IGoSlow IGoSlow
So does the styling remain the same?
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November 21, 2012 7:29 am