The rumors regarding the Bugatti Veyron successor have been churning for quite some time, with little revealed but the name. Now it has finally been released by VW Group that the Bugatti Chiron shall indeed be packing a hybrid powertrain. This news comes as little surprise with super hybrids like LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 already out there competing, leaving just one very important question to be answered: Will this be the fastest car on the planet? And because there are no real photos leaked at this point– what will it look like?
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.
In the aftermath of the seemingly never-ending farewell to the record-breaking beast that is the Bugatti Veyron, new video footage shows the potential successor lapping the Nurburgring rather leisurely. The car in the video is being described as a Veyron test mule. The odd thing is that the machine looks just like any other member of the Veyron family, so let us hope it is not a successor. It could prove disappointing if the brand fails to make a move toward something different after making such a spectacle of the end of the production line.
The clip above shows the Veyron test car taking it fairly slow around the Nurburgring two times. Is it the successor? With the line ending recently, it would only make sense for it to be so, but why does she look so hauntingly familiar?
There is now a name to go along with all the rumors for the Bugatti Veyron replacement. Reports indicate that the next supercar from the brand could be the Bugatti Chiron and that she will be packing in the power department!
It gets better
Amid previous reports that the company will not increase the Bugatti Veyron’s 1,200 horses, the Chiron could house as many as 1,479. That would be thanks to a revision of the Veyron’s current quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter thirsty W16 engine. The extra power could even come from the addition of at least one, perhaps more, electric motors. Is Bugatti jumping on the alternative energy train? So long as the power keeps coming, I am fine with it.