• Jan 12th 2011 at 1:28PM
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Bugatti is reportedly beginning work on the next generation Veyron, and rumor has it that they're looking to hit Ludicrous Speed. Okay, maybe it won't go quite that fast, but with a target of 270 miles per hour, it figures to be pretty darn close.

According to AutoExpress, despite losing money on each one it builds, Volkswagen Group has no plans to watch its mighty hypercar fade away, and the next version will stick to the business of shattering perceptions of what a production car can do. Reportedly, the 8.0-liter W16 engine and its quad-turbo setup will return in a similar form as is employed in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. However, the new car will head to the scales and produce a number far below what we see in current Veyron models. It will achieve this through more extensive use of lightweight alloys and carbon-composite materials.

If AE is reading its tea leaves correctly, the new warp-speed Bugatti Veyron to make an appearance sometime in 2013.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Again, WHY? 55,65,75mph is plenty fast to get you from point A to point B. At 270mph one could drive clear across town to McDonald's, pick up your order and be back home before the end of the commercial break. Why not?....because it doesn't make sense and there is no common sense in doing so.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why not, by your logic, make all cars limited to 90. Plenty fast to get to where you want to go and make the roads safer. And why buy a car priced more than 30k when there are cars priced less to be able to do everything you need to do, thats common sense too.

        Oh wait, that all sounds boring as hell. Something that Bugatti was not meant for.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Somebody sounds a bit hypocritical Mr. GoFaster...
      • 4 Years Ago
      i thought the SS hit 268, thats only 2mph higher.
      prob increase the overall wheel/tire diameter slightly and offset with lower ride height and call it a day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      why?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @artso06

        VW US target for the next decade is to reach 800k vehicles sold per year, from 250k currently. This will help.

        How about deblandifying Passat and Jetta? oh wait, these are new models.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @dondonel_

        Little confused with your statement. But thinking in numbers at any company is short sided. Think about product and quality selling numbers and the brand is much more memorable

        A PRIME example is Honda. They took away all halo cars, poster cars, and sports cars for that matter and now they are on a terrible slope of redefining themselves because they have ZERO cool brand exposer. Cars have an emotional side and playing to it isn't a bad thing, forgetting is. Like it was said....look at the newest jetta and passate. Forgettable is one word that comes to mind.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Dondonel, ... that's right; what for?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why? Because brands like this need to have something to create energy. Making a 25k car is far from exciting and WAY to many hands touch it for the good and the bad along the process. Doing a large project like this may not seem like anything on the face but investing in something like this could lead to many more potential break through s, from production management to new materials. Unlike doing the same old same old, which usually means just trying to make a profit and cool is a bonus if you get it.

        The most successful ideas are the ones that went out there, then were brought back in perfection.
        • 4 Years Ago
        BECAUSE THEY CAN!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah and paying $2.7 million for a car is smart... You don't seem to get this car at all.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Bugatti will never make them any money but with the Veyron VW is showing what they are capable of, the ultimate engineering package, building the ultimate (super)car, a car that leaves car fanatics speechless. i love this attitude!



        • 4 Years Ago
        Why not? ;)

        Those that have can, those that can will and those that will, do. ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Really it is a pretty unimpressive goal. The current Veyron Super Sport clocked an official speed of 267.81 mph. The bar has been raised for the next generation by a whopping 2.19 mph? Holy Cow!

        I can see the headlines now: "Next generation of World's Fastest Car is now 00.81% faster!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Kevin

        Why not spend money on something meaningful?
        If they said the next Veyron will be the first car that can crash safely at 100 mph I would cheer for them.
        Straight line speed records for street cars are dumb.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah right , throw the kids in the back seat and head out on the open highway and drive 250+ miles per hour. That's reallly what life is all about eh? Even a loner with money to burn will have to take it to the salt flats to get it out of second gear. Whiloe our government is telling us poor folk to buy the prius or cobalts or any other lectric auto the industry still caters to the rich. Why not just sell them space ships and let them fly out to space for their thrills and let us down to earth humans live a safe satisfying lifestyle without such ilk.
      • 4 Years Ago
      But can it go plaid?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dammit, I thought I was going to be the first one to make a reference to Spaceballs....you guys suck.

        "They've gone-plaid!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd say 270mph top speed anywhere but a dry lake bed, would pretty much be Ludicrous Speed for a car.

        "We can't stop. We have to slow down, first!"


        "They must have over-shot us by a week and a half!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      ummmmm yeahh..... you obviously dont understand anything about this car. first of all, a person who owns this thing will never be seen at a drive thru nor will they be eating at mcdonald's. they need a fast car able to fly if you put wings on it to go to japan to pick up some fresh kobe beef.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rumormill: Next Bugatti Veyron Will Be Piloted to the Moon By Richard Branson.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like to see the worksheet where it shows they are loosing money on this car seriously?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love it has a w-12 motor freaking funny as hell. For the uninformed thats a radial cut in half.
      Big freaking deal it can hit 270 so can a Modded Viper, Corvette, Lambo, Ferrari and others. Straightline speed is so 1960's. Besides it's freaking ugly and cramped for it's size. Bugatti a Hyper car? Sorry no price wise yes. V-12 Vantage hyper car Yes. Zonda Roadster Hyper car yes, Atom Roadster yes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      THERE ARE NO ROADS IN THE U.S. WHERE THIS CAR CAN BE DRIVEN AT 270 MILES PER HOUR! AND BESIDES, THIS IS ABOUT THE UGLIEST CAR I HAVE EVER SEEN!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The horsepower wars continue.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And why paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with anything other than white ceiling paint?
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