This test car is the first evidence that the replacement for Bugatti’s nine-year old Veyron is finally on the way.
Despite looking very similar to the current car, there are clues as the shape of the new model particularly the NACA-style air ducts in the roof and the new rear window and engine cover details.
Sources told Autocar that the new car’s styling has been signed off by the Bugatti design team, allowing full-scale road testing to commence. This engineering mule is thought to house the new-generation Bugatti engine, which is expected to well exceed the 1200bhp output of the today’s Super Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse Veyron models.
According to Autocar's latest inside information, the new Veyron will see the 8.0-litre W16 engine updated with a direct fuel injection and even electrically-assisted turbochargers.
The biggest change is expected to be the adoption of hybrid assistance, with an electric motor incorporated into the new transmission which will be backed up by a small battery pack. Significant weight savings are also planned for the new car.