Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg sheds some light on the next big thing from the French-German super car maker. According to his words, the work on a successor to the Veyron has already begun, and it could be a hybrid. Bugatti is seriously looking into hybrids among other new technologies to be used in the next model. It’s quite a challenge, seeing as the Veyron is, to all intents and purposes, the ultimate automobile. It’s going to be hard improving on that.
With the new new model Bugatti is focusing on clever new features to reduce the weight. And they’re thinking outside the box. Speaking to AutoExpress, Schulenburg said: “The big challenge on the next car will be reducing weight – we are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fibre. Hybrids are definitely something we’re looking at, too,”
Light weight and hybrid power will all be very nice. But will they help Bugatti to retain its crown as the fastest production car in the world? For that the new model must make more than 1,200 horsepower and go faster than 268 mph. Those are the records of Bugatti Veyron SuperSport.