Currently reading: New £5m Bugatti Veyron planned
A lightweight, 280mph-plus Bugatti Veyron hypercar with more than 1500bhp is tipped for a 2014 launch
Jim Holder
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22 June 2013

Reports that a final, ultra-extreme version of the Bugatti Veyron will be launched early next year have gathered pace, with an insider admitting to Autocar that the company is eager to produce a version of the car that is “a fantasy in terms of its performance”.

Our source said: “We are looking at several options. The reality is that we are not under time pressure because we are confident of selling out the full Veyron production run regardless.

“Only after that can we see if there is time and appetite for such a programme. It would be expensive and time-consuming, so we must be sure it is worth it.”

Likely modifications over the Veyron Super Sport on which it would be based include dramatic weight-saving technologies, focusing on more extensive use of carbonfibre to cut about 200kg from the Super Sport’s 1888kg kerb weight, and a dramatic increase in power from the Super Sport’s standard 1184bhp. 

It has been claimed that the potential power output from the quad-turbo W16 engine is more than 1500bhp, which would be achieved by increasing its capacity. The possibility of combining it with an electric boost system has been played down, though.

The top speed is likely to be dictated by the limits of tyre technology, but with the Super Sport coupé having already achieved a street-legal record of 267.82mph, it is likely that the most extreme version of the car would need to be capable of achieving at least 280mph to satisfy the demands of potential customers willing to pay the mooted £5 million price.

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Will Hamlin 18 July 2013

Great Idea

More speed means more attraction . I think raods are not suitable for these kind of vehicles. Inflation hits the nation so to inspire the people with it lead them to the un gettable desires . To Fit the needs liek a slide by slide double oven fits to our kitchen  us same with  cars. 

pauld101 24 June 2013

Of course it could just be....

Of course it could just be that Marketing have got their crayons out and done a really gud pikture of what they really, really could sell and wouldn't that be amazing.  And the engineers roll they're eyes and try to think of ways of explaining gently....

Kz 24 June 2013

Very unlikely

The Bugatti's plans was for only 300 coupé, all sold (270 "standard" + 30 Super Sport). Now Bugatti produce only roadster, Grand Sport or Grand Sport Vitesse, limited to 150.
This means that a new hypothetical super Veyron should be a roadster, and this is very unlikely. Actually at the Nardò Ring (Italy) were spotted some Vitesse, but I think that they could be test mules not for a new Veyron's version but for a new model, the Veyron's successor.
I think also that it could have more than 1500 bhp.
P.S: the Super Sport’s curb weight isn't 1888 kg. This is the curb weight of the standard Veyron coupé. The Super Sport’s curb weight is 1838 kg.