• Mar 12, 2009
Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire – Click above for high-res gallery

If you were disappointed by the Bleu Centenaire edition of the Veyron that Bugatti unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this month to celebrate its 100th anniversary, you're not alone. Hopes were high that the long-anticipated higher-output version of the Veyron would be unveiled at the Swiss show. But fret not, at least if these latest reports are to be believed, as Bugatti is said to be preparing an altogether new car that will be unveiled in September.

Details are scarce at this point, but keen to stay ahead of the competition, Bugatti is said to be considering several options that would, figuratively speaking, fit into the same mold as the Veyron. That means another seven-figure, record-beating supercar, likely with an even more powerful version of the Veyron's thousand-horsepower, quad-turbo W16 engine. With Veyron production winding to a close, we could see a concept version of its successor at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show after the summer break, with the next Bugatti hitting the market in 2011 or 2012. The hope is by that time people might actually have the cash to blow on a new supercar.



[Source: Autovisie via AutoTelegraaf.nl (translated)]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh, another variation of the Veyron. This car is ugly, there, I said it. I know, it can go over 250+mph and cruise like a Toyota at that speed- but what is its ring time? How fast can it traverse the top gear track? Not that fast. So I'd much rather have an Apollo or Atom, or X-bow than this overpriced, overweight status symbol of a car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @bgkeen

        I know it is not meant for the track, but where on earth are you ever gonna be able to (legally) wring it out to the max? And, does it have to be so ugly?
        • 5 Years Ago
        You poor, misinformed fool. The Bugatti Veyron is not meant to be a hardcore track car. It's not meant to have the fastest time around the Nurburgring. I am not even going to bother telling you what it is meant to do because you already said it in your post.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And on which road on the earth you can put a super track car to it's limit?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I kind of fall in the middle. A high-tech tour de force no doubt but uglier than the day is long.
      No different than a 30,000 sq/ft home I guess. No one really 'needs' it but some people feel they do for whatever reason.
      It is one of the factors in Audi's sales and profit performance last year no doubt.
      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/11/audi-posts-best-ever-sales-profits-yet-vows-deep-cost-cutting/
      • 5 Years Ago
      As gorgeous as the Veyron is in two-tone, that mono-tone paint job is ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now hold on just a second. Let the second part of the bailout reach the poor bankers and other investment gurus...THEN release the new car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        DAMN! I get so tired of Sea Urine and his BS. Nobody needs a bail out, and what does that have to do with a Veyron?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its junk,I would rather have a ZR1 vette. A person could put a couple of turbos on the vette and pass the over priced vw anywhere and any time it so chooses.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why would you put turbos on a supercharged Vette?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Does anyone remember a vette called the sledgehammer, they ran her up to 254 and then drove it home in the rain. As to why put turbos on a car thats allready supercharged it seems that turbos make good power on the top end, just look at Banks stock bodied Trans am that pushed 290 at the salt flats, not bad for a little ol small block chevy with 2 turbos
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm looking forward to a REAL Bugatti SpA blender! Eat it, Blendtec! http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/08/bugatti-vela-3-speed-the-veyron-of-blenders/ (but I hope it comes with something more than a 3-speed! :D)