New Veyron to arrive in 2012

Bugatti boss Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen has said that the company will replace the Veyron supercar around 2012 with another ultra high-end model. The confirmation confounds previous speculation that Bugatti would be wound-up when Veyron production comes to an end.“We will be staying on top of everybody else and we will not be producing a smaller, or cheaper car and we will not be moving volumes up. Bugatti customers are very extreme people,” he told Autocar. >> Read about the new Bugatti Veyron Grand SportPaefgen said that Bugatti hasn’t finally decided on the new model. One high-level source told us that the company was considering a second model line possibly a luxury saloon to rival the Rolls-Royce Phantom. He also told us that advanced biofuel technology was being considered and even diesel. The possibility of Bugatti sharing components with Bentley is also being discussed at a high level. If Bugatti was to give the go ahead to a saloon, the car would be likely to share a platform, and other major components, with the next Arnage, due in 2012. Autocar has also learned Bugatti will build an even more extreme version of the Veyron as the end of the current model’s production cycle. Although it is still officially denied by the company, we understand that some customers have put deposits down on a more powerful 'GT' version. According to Bugatti engineering boss, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, it will be possible to get more power and torque from the 987bhp, quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine: "We can go to 1106lb ft of torque and we currently have [922lb ft] - and with a turbocharged engine, engineers are always working on getting higher power." There has been speculation that the Veyron GT could top 1200bhp and be capable of 270mph.

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22 August 2008

Yahoo! I love news like this. Even if it's years away, a faster 1200bhp Veyron, a hopefully worthy successer thereafter, and possibly a Bentley Bugatti, or Bugatti Bentley...? Reasons to be cheerful, pt 4.

And yes, I'm as readily accepting of the fact I may... I SHALL probably never drive one, and I'm as aware of the debates over eco-disasters and possibly pointless overweight supercars - didn't the Caparo T1 make this feel like a tank? What the heck, a few hundreds of these floating around the world is testament to the superior minds of engineers and technicians, much more creative than nasty politicians and bureaucrats.

Whew! And now the wait..... and the endless teaser articles in mags like.... Yours! Can't wait. Hurry up!

22 August 2008

Oh the people of the United Arab Emirates must be delighted. They can continue to order orange and matt black ones and be happy in their lives.

23 August 2008

I thought orders for the standard car had already virtually dried up, and that Bugatti were struggling to even sell half of the originally planned 300 car production run.

The Mercedes Mclaren SLR springs to mind....

23 August 2008

Instead of building another redict-O-car why not consider manufacturing something that could be relevant and raced at Lemans. It’s not like they are going to land the thing on Mars, the internal combustion engines been around for a long time and they have not broken any new ground in automobile design mechanically or visually, that thing is one ugly spud. I have no doubt if they stack another engine in front of the current one the car would be extremely fast, hell they might reach speeds of 300 miles an hour. God knows I’m all for wretched excess but what is the purpose or goal, a Bonneville racer…nope, haven’t seen one at the flats to date. Maybe a race car…nope, not racing in any series I am aware of. So it’s transportation for the stupid rich that will never use a tenth of its potential, a waste of good money if you ask me. If straight line speed is what it’s all about then strap a rocket on back and be done with it. Hell if it’s just an exercise in wretched excess these guys do it for less…

Ultimate Aero

So why would you pay more for the worlds second fastest car?

You don’t need a weatherman
To know which way the wind blows
—Robert Allen Zimmerman

23 August 2008

because a Veyron is a good half-a-foot narrower, and that means that it fits on roads outside north america

23 August 2008

[quote jackjflash]

Hell if it’s just an exercise in wretched excess these guys do it for less…

 Ultimate Aero
[/quote] Wretched excess ? America ? Surely not ! Why is it that Americans think they can make cars anyway ?

23 August 2008

[quote Long Hose]!Why is it that Americans think they can make cars anyway ?[/quote]

Because a couple Americans built a car faster than the Bugatti and it only needed half the cylinders and turbos. As far as the width of the car goes I don’t think many Aero owners will be driving through UK cow pastures anyway.

You don’t need a weatherman
To know which way the wind blows
—Robert Allen Zimmerman

23 August 2008

[quote jackjflash]Because a couple Americans built a car faster than the Bugatti and it only needed half the cylinders and turbos.[/quote] Yes, that is SO the definition of knowing how to make a real car. I am quite sure that this car will be remembered far more than the Bugatti.

23 August 2008

Long Hose is just pissed off because he rushed out and bought a Veyron and now realises he could have bought a faster, marginally less embarassing SSC Aero, a huge box of Nestle Aeros, and £500,000 change.


23 August 2008

You American Julian ?! I thought you were English. Either way, it seems clear that you don't know much about cars.

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