The last ever Bugatti Veyron!
A recent interview by ‘Auto, Motor und Sport’ has led to some slightly sad news. The interview with the Wolfgang Durheimer spoke mostly about what is in store for Bentley and Bugatti in the coming years, but also revealed that the 450th Bugatti Veyron will be shown at the coming Geneva Motor Show. It has been confirmed that it will be the last production Veyron after a run of 10 years in production which has equated to 300 coupes and also 150 roadster models.
The Molsheim based company spoke of how only six weeks ago there was a further eight Veyron’s commissioned up to the final one, which I have no doubt are all completely sold. Although Durheimer would not confirm, it is suspected that the 450th model will be a Grand Sport Vitesse which packs 1183-horsepower. With the casual 16 cylinder engine well in place as per usual.
Questions were also asked about the new generation hypercar i.e. the Veyron’s successor and when the public might be able to see this new beast. Durheimer stated “it takes time to create a work of art”, which is a statement that we can whole heartedly level with. He did however say that the new car would of course be “even better”, so maybe hitting the speed of light might not be out of the question? The Auto Bible, as well as other’s are likely right in suspecting that one, it will be lighter than the Veyron and two, will run a hybrid powertrain much like that in the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. Numbers that we would expect from an already 1000-HP+ car manufacturer should be 1500-BHP+ with a top speed of 280+MPH. The factors will all equate to a wonderful piece of engineering, which we cannot wait to see! Who is going to make the ROAD tyres that can handle 280+ Mph? We will have to wait for Mr Durheimer to show us.
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