• Jun 30th 2006 at 8:05AM
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The Bugatti Veyron is the gold standard for supercars. There are but a few cars as fast and none as opulent or expensive as the seven-figure exotic. According to Autocar magazine, Porsche may be getting ready to go head to head with Bugatti using a roadgoing version of the Le Mans racer it is currently developing. Dubbed the GT1, the uber exotic will produce 950 bhp and hit a top speed of 254 mph, a couple clicks over the Veyron's best effort of 252 mph.

The GT1 could be view as a replacement to the recently cancelled Carrera GT, as it will use a modified version of that car's carbon fiber chassis but be skinned with a different body and feature a closed cockpit. The GT1's prodigious amount of power could be produced by either a modified version of the Carrera GT's V10 or a turbocharged version of the Cayenne's V8 with a larger displacement.

PistonHeads reports that Bugatti is already working on a faster Veyron, so Porsche better step on it before Bugatti moves the target.

[Source: Autocar via PistonHeads]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice try but Bugatti are making a car called the JUN Veyron that can go 310mph so beat that.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Amazing!!! I can't see porsche making the GT1 nearly as opulent as the Veyron though, which is for the best in my opinion.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why? Just why?
      • 9 Years Ago
      A 950+ street legal Porsche!!!!!sweeeeet! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmGT1 aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh . Homer S.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This would be awesome.

      The new 911's are amazing (be it the base Carrera or the Turbo, GT3, and soon-to-be GT2), and makeup for the Cayenne. Having a GT1 as a mega-hallmark car would make it even better!

      I love Porsche.
      • 9 Years Ago
      MiniMe! Stop humping the GT1!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The bugatti can not hit 252 mph in high downforce mode.
      With the supposed 250hp upgrade, it will be able to do so.
      And with 1250hp, in low drag mode, 450kph? 280mph? should be the target speed.
      Assuming the Michelin PAX do not explode, but if the Concorde could do 250mph on the ground, it shouldn't be that big of a problem.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Haha Steve, best...comment...ever...
      I actually laughed out loud!

      Seriously though, since Porsche now owns a rather large stake in Volkswagen and wants to increase their stake, that also means that they own a large stake in Bugatti and will own more of Bugatti soon. Of course the two brands are completely different beasts.

      I think Porsche just wants to make sure that their own brand name maintains some serious cachet, they're not really trying to slay the Veyron lol.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "...and none as opulent or expensive as the seven-figure exotic." You say that like being the most expensive is a good thing.

      Although the definition of both terms is subjective, the Veyron is the gold standard for "exotics", not "supercars". Luxury is not mandatory for a car to be considered a supercar, and there are other cars that can equal or better it's performance.
      • 9 Years Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      I love reading the comments as much as the auto news, well almost as much. Keep on typen.
      • 9 Years Ago
      We will make a car with.....ONE MILLION HORSEPOWER!!!

      Ahem......Dr. Evil, sorry but apparently that has already happened.....

      Very well, we will make a car with.....ONE HUNDRED....BILLION....HORSEPOWER!!!!

      Mini-Me approves!!
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