• Dec 30th 2006 at 9:47AM
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Our Deutsch-obsessive friends over at the German Car Blog tipped us off to an article at kalaydo.de that, while discussing the attempt to slow down motorists on the autobahn, revealed that Bugatti was in the process of developing a "Sport" version of the all-conquering Veyron.

The quote was light on details, only mentioning that Bugatti would up the power output of the uber-Veyron to 1,200 HP. The article also mentioned plans for an E-Class Merc that would crest the 700 HP mark.

For the time being, we're chalking this up to rampant speculation since sources weren't cited and there's been no hard evidence about such a project coming across our screens. We like more power, but as far as engineering exercises are concerned, the Veyron is close enough to the limits, as is.

[Source: German Car Blog]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Adding more power doesnt solve fundamental problem of Veyron. Its too heavy, causing tyre problems.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Further R&D might not be needed, it has been stated many times the 1001 figure is just something that looks good on paper, but in reality the engine does output more, maybe not 1200hp, but that's most likely only a matter of reprogramming the ECU a tiny bit. Considering the Veyron was subjected to the same rigorous testing all VW/Audi cars are subject to, even with 1200hp, it would still probably be more reliable and longer lasting than most supercars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why don't they work on other non sport cars... more luxurious cars.... the EB118 is one of the most beautiful cars ever...
      • 8 Years Ago
      1200BHP would be crazy. I tried reading the article at the source but I can't make much sense of it. I don't think English is the writers first language. I'll remain unconvinced until I see a credible article.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wanna know who said VW will build a 1200hp Veyron, and Merc is planning a 700hp E-Class? Some bloke who works for an environmentalist group. How would he know. And he was talking to some unimportant regional newspaper. Go figure. It's all BS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it would be better for Bugatti to make a stripped car with the same motor horsepower, but with less weight. By taking off some of those luxyry stuff(like the extra interior things) it could be possible to make the Veyron under 1500kg. And with that weight it would be a lot faster.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I know this is probably a late comment but I just think that if bugatti started from the right point they might get somewhere. The boss just said 'make me a 1001bhp engine that can go 252mph with this unaerodynamic body.' If they redesigned the body to make it more aerodynamically efficient to help with the top speed, threw away the luxury to reduce weight to enable better acceleration and tuned up their engine to produce something like the ssc aero or the melling hellcat or the koenigsegg ccxr or the venom viper etc, then they might compete with this new class of 270mph hypercar. If these cars can create >1000whp with smaller engines and their tires can cope with the increased speed then a lighter veyron would surely do so, especially with the millions of bucks spent on them. That's what I would do.

      But then I'd be missing the point. Yeah perhaps they started from the wrong point. But through the use of awd and with an engine with 300hp more than most stock supercars, they made a car that can go faster than the might Mclaren F1 and accelerate as fast as an F1 car to 60. All while being not that aerodynamic and with all that extra weight that allows the uber-rich to ride in comfort as well as out drag most supercars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whats the world coming to when there is a need for a "Sport version" of a 1000 horsepower supercar...

      But hey, if I had the money I wouldn't complain one bit! ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess this says a lot about our current state of auto technology, when 1,000 horsepower isn't enough.
      warren m
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is total BS. They had nothing but problems trying to develop tires for a 1001 bhp car as it is. They also had major cooling problems (hence the TEN radiators on the car). Look at what went into making it a reliable, user-friendly 1001 bhp road car. It took years longer than they'd originally planned.

      Do you think they'll 'just add' an extra 200 bhp to the mix?

      • 8 Years Ago
      Agreed on this being speculation. The Veyron is a beautiful (beauty is in the eye of the beholder gentlemen), technological marvel that is also a money pit for VW. Each one costs $5mil to make (I'm assuming including the prior research bill) and they sell it as a loss at $1mil to just to be able to say this is how bad ass we are. So I doubt that any more money is going to go into as a project. Anyway, Happy New Years Autobot family! May you all have your corks popped right this weekend!
      • 8 Years Ago
      1,200 hp. That's awesome. When will it stop? Who want's it too!? Can't wait til we get to 10,000++ WHP. With that kind of horsepower, you'd be doing 400HP in the quarter mile, yeeehaaaw!!!!

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