The chances of a new product from Bugatti are getting closer. The tally of available Veyrons left keeps dropping, with only around 40 units to go to complete the stated 450-car production run. The supercar maker has reportedly begun development on a successor, and that is looking increasingly likely because a pair of test cars with some intriguing modifications have been spotted lapping the Nürburgring.

We recently saw the white car testing in a short video; now a new set of spy shots have given us an even better look. The car appears stock, until you notice the weird aluminum armature at the back. The wires and boxes indicate it's likely for data acquisition, and given the location, engine testing would be a good bet.

The black Veyron is wearing slightly widened bodywork and may also have a wider track. According to our spy shooters, those absolutely massive black wheels may be made from carbon fiber. Another interesting note is the panel cut out at the rear of the car behind the driver's side tire. There is clearly a radiator visible behind it. Perhaps, both cars are testing new powertrain options?

Bugatti has refused to give a precise timeframe for the launch of the Veyron successor, but it has promised that it won't be revealed until all current models are sold. It has also reportedly dropped plans to attempt the four-door Galibier supercar. Whatever Bugatti comes up with is going to have to be mind-blowing to outdo the modern supercar trio of the Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari.


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      Phlegming Liberal
      • 8 Months Ago
      It just need 1.21 gigawatts and run up to 88MPH...
      no1bondfan
      • 8 Months Ago
      It's too bad about the Galibier. I wasn't completely sold on the exterior styling, but the interior was incredible, and the Veyron engine could have made it the fastest 4-door production car by a long shot.
      kajohns1964
      • 8 Months Ago
      Odd that a car with such capabilities, performance, and technology can be so boring.
        danfred311
        • 8 Months Ago
        @kajohns1964
        what technology. It's a brute. It doesn't even have a Nurburgring time. Probably because it sucks.
      Trevor
      • 8 Months Ago
      They have the tech from the 918 to share and study............. Pretty excited for whats next.
      RACER123
      • 4 Months Ago
      Why would you put 1200horses in a car that weighs 4200lbs , unless you plan on being propelled to the Moon.
      RACER123
      • 4 Months Ago
      This car is ugly as sin, but if you like speed and power, and have alot green ,then this car is for you.
      SloopJohnB
      • 8 Months Ago
      Who cares unless you're an oil-addled middle east sheikling or? It's not like thes multimillion POSs are walking away with F1 ANY racing series wins... Porsche FTW.
      Josh
      • 8 Months Ago
      Really hope they plan on lowering curb weight. Or else this will remain as it was; the best of the PREVIOUS decade's approaches to speed.
        Josh
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Josh
        The same gen that figured a V10 in the high priced saloon was the 'best' you'd ever be!
      fabianbond
      • 8 Months Ago
      No! Those cars are under achieving and lazy! The next Bugatti has the Venom to worry about
        Moreno636
        • 8 Months Ago
        @fabianbond
        Just STFU....delete your account and never come back.
      Bernard
      • 8 Months Ago
      I don't think Bugatti has a future. Everything is going electric or hybrid, a 16 cylinder beast that does 268 and burns a gallon a second while doing it, just isn't going to cut it. I can't imagine I hybrid Bugatti. It would be compromise that's unBugatti-like.
        Moreno636
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Bernard
        Right because the people who are buying the P1 and the 918 are doing it to save....fuel. Spend upwards of a million quid on a car and then pinch pennies at the pump. The hybrid tech in those cars are there for the cache and emissions reasons.
      Porsche4life
      • 8 Months Ago
      I really can't wait to see what's in the making. People are forgetting what Bugatti brought to the automotive world. Things are so exciting now man so many manufactures doing their next big thing
      kj
      • 8 Months Ago
      Will it outdo the Yugo LaYugo?
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