Following the lengthy farewell ceremonies for the Bugatti Veyron, attention has turned to the successor. Word is circulating that the new champion could destroy the 0-60 mile per hour sprint in less than 2 seconds. Will the Bugatti Veyron successor be faster than her siblings?
Bugatti had stated previously that the successor would not be a speed demon, nor a threat to the original. It seems that the company may have changed their tune, and no one is likely to be upset about that. Perhaps when Hennessey swooped in with their Venom to steal the fastest production car title, it left a bit of a dent in Bugatti’s ego. Whatever the reason, it would certainly be welcomed for the Veyron successor to provide some shock and awe.
- The name could be something entirely different, though Chiron has been on the lips of nearly all news outlets.
- To put the rocket jump to 60 miles per hour into perspective, most supercars manage that in 3 to 3.5 seconds. Accomplishing that in under 2 seconds is a brilliant way to gain attention.
- The engine could be the Veyron’s own 8.0-liter W16. It is rumored to be reimagined to produce closer to 1,500 horses, or about 300 more than the record-breaking Veyron Super Sport sibling.
- Top speed is an estimated 288 miles per hour. The Veyron Super Sport held the record at 254 miles per hour, and the Hennessey Venom holds it currently at 270. This could get very exciting very fast…
- If this is all true, the successor will be poised to compete with some very aggressive players, including Koenigsegg and perhaps even Hennessey.
The details will continue to lure us in until the official reveal occurs, likely sometime in 2016!
Louis Chiron in his Bugatti at the 1930 Targa Florio. The Chiron name holds a rich history for the brand.
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