Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hot News: Bugatti is Rumored Preparing Super Veyron

Bugatti is reportedly preparing to debut a new car at next year’s Frankfurt show, but it won’t be the much-delayed Galibier sedan. The staff in Molsheim is working on yet another special edition Veyron that’s faster, more powerful, and well, just more super: the SuperVeyron.

Since updates to the Veyron are all Bugatti can offer its customers until the Galibier arrives, the automaker went all-out to make the updates good. The SuperVeyron wears more carbon fiber, helping it shave off about 550 pounds over the Veyron SuperSport W16. It will also look slightly different with new front and rear ends, and more active aerodynamics. The biggest news, though, is what’s under the hood: a more powerful 8.0-liter (or 9.6-liter) engine putting out 1600 hp. That translates to a maximum top speed of 288 mph (up 29 mph over the SuperSport), and a rumored 0-62 mph time of just 1.8 seconds.

It gets better: the 3527-pound supercar will reportedly have a power-to-weight ratio of one kg (2.2 pounds) per hp. Until the Galibier arrives, Bugatti customers will have to do with the SuperVeyron, which will likely cost north of $2.5 million.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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