Street word has it that Bugatti is working on the next version of the Bugatti Veyron, supposedly to hit 270 mph.
Based on our previous report we are a bit skeptical that this is more than just a modded version of Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and not a completely new model.
The world’s most incredible supercar is about to get even faster! Auto Express has learned that a quicker and lighter new Bugatti Veyron has been given the green light.
Although the VW Group has lost money on each one of the 300 coupés, 150 Grand Sports and 30 Super Sport models it’s built over the past five years, the Veyron’s status as a halo car has been worth every penny. And our sources have revealed that the German company has decided to build a new version. Backing this up, VW chairman Martin Winterkorn was recently widely reported as saying: “After 300 Bugattis, I believe we would be poorly advised if we were to allow that brand to become dormant again.”
As with the latest Bentley Continental GT and Porsche 911, the newcomer’s design will be evolutionary, but Bugatti is keen to keep the Veyron’s instantly recognisable silhouette intact. An insider has revealed that the next model could take its inspiration from a design proposal for the original Veyron penned by Walter de’Silva, current head of VW Group design, in 1999.