Is the Bugatti Superveyron Fact or Fiction?

Written by Benjamin Hunter. Posted in Cars

The Bugatti Veyron is a sports car designed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in France by Bugatti Automobiles. All the presenters of BBC motoring show Top Gear have given this car considerable praise, calling it the greatest car ever made and one of the best cars we will see in our lifetime. So if the Veyron is the greatest car, will the Bugatti SuperVeyron be even better?

The Bugatti Veyron

The Super Sport version of the Bugatti Veyron one of the best cars in the world and the fastest allowed on the streets. The original version has a maximum speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph), while the Super Sport version has a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph). In 2005, the standards Veyron won the Best Car Driven all year award and in 2013 the Grand Sport Vitesse set the record for having the highest top speed in the world. Hartmut Warkuss is the Veyron’s chief designer and Jozef Kaba? of Volkswagen the exterior designer. Wolfgang Schreiber conducted most of the engineering work.

Bugatti SuperVeyron

In 2011, Wolfgang Dürheimer stated that the automaker will produce the world’s fastest car and that they will respond to any competitors that will manufacture a faster vehicle. In October 2012, rumors about a new variant called Bugatti SuperVeyron were reported by the Automobile Magazine. The new car was supposed to debut in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Bugatti president Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber announced that no such project is in development, but that a replacement for the Veyron model will be created after the current model reaches end of production. Already known to produce the best cars, we are curious to see of this model will outperform its sibling.

Under the hood

Compared to the Super Sport, the new Bugatti SuperVeyron will supposedly make extensive use of carbon fiber, thus weighting 200 kg (440 lbs) less, so it will be around 1,688 kg (3,721 lbs). The engine will also be lifted to more than 1,500 bhp (1,118 kW) from 1,184 bhp (883 kW) by increasing the capacity of the mill, rather than adding more electric power. According to rumors, its top speed will be limited by tire technology to at least 280 mph (450.6 km/h), so buyers willing to spend 5M GBP (5.8M EUR or 7.7M USD) will still be interested.

Schreiber said that the company has delivered around 390 of the 450 Veyrons they promised to build, and while the standard model has been phased out, it is unlikely that the company will introduce something more powerful than the Super Sport / Grand Sport Vitesse. Although we won’t be seeing a Bugatti SuperVeyron, we hope that the new replacement will rise to the expectation.

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