We first heard about Bugatti’s new and even faster Super Veyron back in October. Now the project is confirmed by the company’s chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg, and all those astonishing numbers we first mentioned are true.
That means the Super Bugga will have 1,600 horsepower, it will do zero to 60 mph in 1.8 seconds, and it will reaffirm the Veyron’s position as the fastest car in the world with a top speed of nearly 290 mph.
Apparently, that W16 engine had a lot more potential than Bugatti first thought. It started life with 1001 horsepower in the first-gen Veyron, then boosted to 1200 for the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport. For the new super Veyron it is going to be heavily modified, growing from 8.0 liter to a staggering 9.6 liters, and get revised quad turbos. And if that’s not enough, Bugatti is also going to shave about 250 kg off the weight of the car.
They also need to work on the car’s aerodynamics and suspension, and find some new tires that can tolerate that kind of speed. Question is, will they stop there, or are they going to keep going until they make a flying Veyron?
Speaking to AutoExpress, Schulenburg said: “We are working on the next super-sports car,” He added: “The big challenge will be reducing weight – we are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fibre. We’re considering hybrids, too.”