- Aug 20, 2013
Bugatti says no Super Veyron, but a replacement is planned
Stop dreaming about a rumored upcoming Super Veyron, reportedly with 1,600 horsepower and a 0-60 sprint of 1.8 seconds, as it will never materialize despite countless reports to the contrary. That is the official word from Bugatti President Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, who sat down with us at Pebble Beach this past weekend to extinguish the gossip and discuss the future of the supercar.
As you may recall, Bugatti has promised a total production run of just 450 Veyrons. To date, they have delivered about 390 vehicles, including countless special edition models like the recent Legends models that debuted in Monterey. While early cars made 1,001 horsepower (like the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, pictured above, which we photographed during our review), all of the remaining production - expected to last until 2015 - will be fitted with the 1,200 horsepower version of the quad-turbocharged W16 powerplant that will push it to 254 mph. Despite a slew of limited edition models, there will be no further engine enhancements.
But don't fear that Bugatti has lost its performance itch, as the company is busy working on something equally as mind-blowing as a "replacement" (Schreiber doesn't like to use the word "successor," as that suggests a predecessor is inferior) to the Veyron when production finally comes to an end. Of course, that statement set us dreaming again.