Bugabrid: Bugatti Veyron Successor Could be a Hybrid, Likely Top 268 mph

Bugabrid: Bugatti Veryon Successor Could be a Hybrid, Will Top 268 mph.

The much anticipated, highly secretive successor to the legendary Bugatti Veyron hypercar could be a hybrid. According to a report in Reuters, the blueprint for the Veyron’s two-door replacement is set, and Bugatti chief Wolfgang Dürheimer is partial to a hybrid powertrain this time around. The report quotes anonymous sources saying that the car will also be powered, at least in part, by a 16-cylinder engine making 1500 horsepower (yikes!) and that production will be limited to 450 units, just as with the current Veyron. It is also expected to have an even more insane top speed than the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which could penetrate the lower atmosphere at a verified 268 mph.

Happily, as we reported earlier this year, the car will not be the fugly Galibier sedan, as such a car would “confuse our customers,” said Bugatti’s then-chief Wolfgang Schreiber. Apparently, a hybrid won’t be so confusing.

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Frankly, we’d be shocked if Bugatti didn’t use some form of supplemental electric power, which has proven more than beneficial in other hypercars such as the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918. This also seems like a necessary feature to make such hedonism even remotely acceptable in this age of ever-tightening CO2 regulations, since it could allow for zero-emissions driving in urban areas that require it. How the car will look—and how much it’ll cost—is anyone’s guess at this point, but when we find out, we’ll let you know.

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