Suddenly the web is aflame with fresh fires regarding the mythical ‘Super Veyron’. A beast so magnificent that it could blow past the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport without overexerting herself. These rumors spark and fizzle with almost boring regularity–but Bugatti boss Wolfgang Schreiber has informed the lads at Top Gear that there is to be no Super Veyron or a 4-door Bugatti. Will this put the rumors to bed? Perhaps for now.
The Bugatti Veyron has enjoyed a lengthy and successful run, leaving the world to ponder what could possibly replace it. The 4-door Bugatti Galiber concept from 2009 was a shocker, but it too shall not come to pass. That means that the Bugatti Veyron successor will not be faster and it will not wield four doors. Schrieber did state that the successor shall surpass benchmarks…which benches, however, remains a dark hidden secret.
Wolfgang Schreiber’s quotes to Top Gear could not be any more clear on the matter:
- “We will not produce a Super Veyron or a Veyron Plus, definitely.”
- “There will be no more power. 1200PS is enough for the chapter of Veyron and its derivatives.”
- That means that 268 blistering miles per hour is sufficient for the cause– and not to be a mark upon which to improve.
- Why does this make me sad?
The rumors renewed when two strange Veyron cars were spied testing on the Nurburgring recently. The pair gave nothing away in the way of powertrain, but people find it difficult to accept that the next Bugatti model would posses the same or tragically less power. For the final answer, we must continue to wait.
The best guesses now should be geared toward alternative energy. With the success of the LaFerrari hyperbeast and the Porsche 918, a hybrid Bugatti could be an actual possibility. Right now the brand is zeroed in on unloading the final 43 Bugatti Veyron models, rather than adding more digits to its top speed.