Bugatti Veyron might still be one of the most powerful production cars in the world, but its crown is under constant treat not just from cars like the Koenigsegg One:1 that does it the old-fashion way with brute force, but also from the new breed of hybrid hyper cars that make the Bugga look prehistoric really.
That is of course fine with the Bugatti people, what with them being French and all. But it doesn’t sit well with the Germans at Volkswagen who as you know own the brand. That is why work is already underway on a Bugatti Veyron successor, set for 2015 debut, powered by a hybrid system that is said to be good for a mind-boggling 1,500 horsepower.
Before the dawn of hybrid hyper cars, it was nigh on impossible to extract 1,500 horsepower from a production engine, no matter how big or how turbocharged it might be. With the hybrid technology though, it still isn’t child’s play, but it’s got a lot easier. Hybrid tech is like the String Theory of the car world, giving us a viable way of solving problems that stymied our predecessors for decades!
Introducing more power for the Bugatti Veyron successor mean new issues in terms of aerodynamics, especially as Bugatti aims to break their own top speed record of 286 mph. We are looking forward to see how it’s going to look.