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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Successor coming 2013, hybrid in the works?

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Here’s the latest intel about the successor of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which is confirmed for 2013 and a hybrid version is also being discussed.

In an interview given by chief vehicleengineer Jens Schulenburg to Auto Express it was mentioned that Bugatti will focus on lowering the vehicle’s curb weight by 250 kg (551 lbs) and for this they might consider carbon fiber wheels. What’s even more interesting is that Schulenburg said that hybrid tech is being analyzed.
The new Veyron will retain the impressive W16 quad-turbo engine but its capacity could grow from 8.0-liters to 9.6-liters. With the help of an electric motor, the hypercar could develop 1,600 HP (1,177 kW) that would allow it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a shocking 1.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of almost 290 mph (446.7 km/h).