Mysterious Bugatti Veyron spied on the Nurburgring [video]

Could it be the next-generation model

A mysterious Bugatti Veyron has been spied on the Nürburgring.

Little is known about the model but its engine cover has been removed and replaced by an odd metal structure. This seems to suggest the car is a prototype but nothing is official as of yet.

While Bugatti still has about 40 Veyrons left to sell, the company has already been dropping hints about the next-generation model. In previous interviews, Bugatti President Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber has said they are working on a "second-generation Veyron with more power" and it will "redefine the benchmarks" set by the current model. That's pretty vague but Bugatti chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg has hinted "The big challenge on the next car will be reducing weight - we are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fiber. Hybrids are definitely something we're looking at, too."

Source: YouTube via Auto Evolution

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Orion798 Orion798
They're testing a flux converter for time travel, and hover conversion for flying. It's the Back to the Future - mobile. Out with DeLorean, in with Bugatti.
Apr 12th, 2014 8:08pm
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JC.Euro JC.Euro
I was going to say the same...lol
Apr 14th, 2014 11:14pm
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pmontero pmontero
Ditto for me, but you guys beat me to it!
Apr 15th, 2014 4:52pm
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gunusugeh gunusugeh
perhaps they were testing another color scheme ..... Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse White Beauty, my guess.
Apr 12th, 2014 7:16am
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dieterm dieterm
Could be a hybrid, doesn't sound very aggressive
Apr 12th, 2014 2:11am
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Mihnea_R Mihnea_R
Thanks for the credists Michael
Apr 12th, 2014 1:12am
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JaapIndeBetouw JaapIndeBetouw
sound like a big turbo diesel, maybe an Audi LMP test vehicle!?
Apr 11th, 2014 11:35pm
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DavidFlynn DavidFlynn
"we are looking at some incredible technologies such as wheels made entirely from carbon fiber" I lol'd, Koenigsegg has been making them for the past two years
Apr 11th, 2014 10:59pm
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JaapIndeBetouw JaapIndeBetouw
I might be wrong, but as far as I know Koenigsegg uses Dymag wheels with carbon fibre rims glued magnesium spokes.. The Agera R wheels, only 1 year "old", look like they only use carbon, but have metal hubs
Apr 11th, 2014 11:34pm
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