• Feb 24th 2009 at 12:58PM
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It may have only been ten years or so since the Volkswagen Group relaunched Bugatti, but anyone familiar with historic automobiles – or automotive history – will tell you that the stoic automaker has been around a lot longer than that. 100 years, to be exact. Although there were periods in between when the carmaker was dormant, it's been a century since the venerated Ettore Bugatti launched his company. Bugatti's patrons in the Volkswagen Group aren't about to miss that opportunity, and to that end, they are reportedly working on something special to present at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Bugattis are special enough as they are, but special Veyrons are hardly uncommon in the scheme of things. Bugatti has launched a seemingly endless succession of special edition supercars with unique paint schemes and trim packages. If the latest rumors are to be believed, however, the new special Bugatti could be very special indeed. Supposedly called the Centenaire edition, reports suggest the special Veyron an increased power rating – word on the street has always been that the Veyron's quad-turbo W16 was always capable of more than the already astronomic 1000 horsepower rating it got – up to some 1350 horses, good enough to boost the top end up to 420 km/h (261 miles-per-hour) from the current benchmark of 400 km/h (253 mph). Special paint schemes and trim pieces will surely be part of the mix as well, but hitting the Willard Scott mark may prove enough to warrant a more substantial birthday gift if the rumors are to be believed. We'll know for sure soon as the Geneva show is just around the corner.

[Source: Autoblog.nl]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Nothing says screw the financial situation like this.
      Jesse Adams
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here is the Centenaire in action! http://youtu.be/8bOpvJlJXec
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car is so fugly.

      Yes, it is an engineering marvel from a mechanical standpoint, but anyone saying this monstruosity is aesthetically pleasing is blind.

      If they spent so much money on R & D why couldn't they come up with a better design?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Im gonna go out on a limb and say this is the best design for this car. The car is huge and needed to be aerodynamic. I doubt VW was like YEP WE LOVE TH IS STYLE MAKE IT WORK!
        • 6 Years Ago
        So what if it looks like a turtle, it's still hawt hawt HAWT!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I personally love the way it looks.

        Its classy yet functional, elegant... but a performer. Its got curves that just flow..

      • 6 Years Ago
      Just cause someone else will end up saying it:

      oMG totallY CRRRRAZZZZZZZY! BUT can it K&&p up WIT DA GT-r on da Nurburgerring?


      Okay now that someone's said it, looks pretty cool! Wow, Volkswagen is putting alot of effort in their cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad, I guess, if you like awesome super fast cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this front grill is fish-like design.

      • 6 Years Ago
      1350 hp, eh?

      That's slightly more absurd than usual, which is an accomplishment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's the MPG on this thing? And is there room for 3 adults in the back?


      So i'll just stick to my Civic.

        • 6 Years Ago
        because the *sarcasm* is too far down to see, so you read all you see, rate it down, and then keep scrolling only to feel like an idiot.

        At least thats what I did.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lmao, nice one, looks like JDMlover wont need to comment now, you've go his staple reply covered :).
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL! Why'd they mark you down?
      • 6 Years Ago
      More in line with my taste, I hope that the W-16 makes it into the rumored Bugatti sedan ... or the Arnage replacement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe it will be able to hit 255mph not using cheater mode.
      The extra 300hp should do the trick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just 2.5 more months and I get to go to the factory and test drive a Veyron. Can't wait! Hope they are putting one of these bad boys together by then.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing is ridiculous! 1350 HP, I could work with that. I wonder what this thing does 0-60? I want one, too bad its probably 2 mil
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Normal" bugattis were sold at $2,000,000. This one is surely four or five.
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