This makes me so happy. I am deff one of Bugattis biggest fans so I cant wait to see the successor take shape.Bugatti Veyron successor coming, carbon wheels and hybrid possible
BY BRETT DAVIS IN BUGATTI, CAR NEWS, HYBRID, TURBO ON JUNE 28, 2012
A successor to the mighty Bugatti Veyron, also known as the fastest production car in the world (431km/h), is coming. The vehicle’s chief engineer recently revealed development has begun.
Speaking with UK publication Auto Express, Bugatti chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg confirmed that work has begun on a Veyron successor. He revealed some challenges the engineers are going to face with new model, saying,
“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 fibre. Hybrids are definitely something we’re looking at, too.”
With more and more companies turning to hybrid technology to improve overall fuel efficiency and to reduce emissions, Bugatti certainly has the capabilities – with help from its parent company, Volkswagen – to really push the boundaries of such technology.
Ferrari’s next Enzo ‘F70′ incorporates a hybrid electric motor system combined with a V12 petrol unit, surely there’s no shame in Bugatti taking the route as well?
The main criteria it will have to live up to is of course, speed. With a very powerful monster of a petrol engine producing upwards of 736kW (1000PS), some additional electric assistance may push the Veyron beyond its recording-breaking top speed.
No details have been revealed on what sort of engine Bugatti is thinking yet, so it is all up to your imagination at this stage
The virtual meets reality. Designed exclusively for the PlayStation video game franchise Gran Turismo to thank its millions of fans worldwide for their loyalty and enthusiasm. Bugatti has transformed its Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo from the virtual world of bytes and pixels into a real carbon-fibre racer specially for the 66th International Motor Show (IAA).
"This car is no science fiction." From the drawing board to the production it is the perfect realisation of the virtual concept – with every feature being function driven. The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is handcrafted with exclusive materials, Bugatti's signature attention to detail and superior workmanship.