Bugatti Veyron Replacement Coming In 2012, Plans For Entry-Level Model Scrapped

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If the current Bugatti Veyron and its 1001 HP quad-turbo W16 just aren't doing it for you anymore, fear not, for Bugatti may be developing a high-end successor, and canning plans for a more-affordable model. In addition to an even more extreme version of the current hypercar, known to some as the "Veyron GT," which will come at the end of the Veyron's production run, a second saloon model may be launched to rival Rolls-Royce. In a recent interview Autocar had with Franz-Josef Paefgen, the Bugatti boss said:

"We will be staying on top of everybody else and we will not be producing a smaller, or cheaper car and we will not be moving volumes up. Bugatti customers are very extreme people,"

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It may seem like a stupid move to just keep making gas-guzzling ultra-luxury cars, but maybe the people Bugatti plan on selling cars to are the type that benefit from rising oil prices. Either way, we'll also be on the lookout for a Bugatti based loosely on the next Bentley Arnage, which is due in 2012. As for that extreme "Veyron GT?" Top Bugatti engineer, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, said:

"We can go to 1106 lb-ft of torque and we currently have [922 lb-ft] - and with a turbocharged engine, engineers are always working on getting higher power."

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Wow. [Autocar via Carscoop]

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bob1967
Bob1967 - 999,999th visitor to this site.

I will never own one, never, but I saw and heard one once and it was incredible. Every petrol head has a moment like that. It doesn't matter what it costs its about 'it', it's about why I read this site - cars, shit ones, fast ones, Top 10's (Nr 5 hahahahaha) and then there's yet another Mustang, but the Veyron...that's just Top Dog.

(I'm going now as I'm getting misty eyed.)