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Christopher Bruce2013-06-25 13:01:03

Rumors of Final 1500hp Ultra Veyron Persist

The price for the limited cars could be as high as $5 million

 
 
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The new Veyron is rumored to have 1,500hp or possibly more

Rumors keep coming that BugattiBugattiBugattiFrance, 1909 > present41 models
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is working on a final run of VeyronsVeyronBugatti VeyronGermany, 2000 > present30 versions
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with around 1,500hp from the car's quad-turbo W16 engine. The current timeline for the car is that it will launch next year for a price that could be as high as $5 million. 

“We are looking at several options. The reality is that we are not under time pressure because we are confident of selling out the full Veyron production run regardless.

“Only after that can we see if there is time and appetite for such a program. It would be expensive and time-consuming, so we must be sure it is worth it," said an unnamed Bugatti source to Autocar.

The work on the car is said to include reductions in weight and an increase in power enough to boost the top speed to 280mph (451km/h), which is 12mph better than the current Veyron Super SportVeyron Super SportBugatti Veyron Super SportGermany, 2010 > present7 photos
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. A previously rumored hybrid system has been dropped in favor of simply increasing the turbos’ boost and perhaps increasing the engine's displacement to get more power. 

The Veyron has become almost the old man of the supercar market. It has been on sale for nearly a decade. Bugatti's follow-up the GalibierBugatti 16C GalibierFrance, 2015 > 2000 sport sedan has been shown multiple times but still has not been confirmed for production. 

Source: Autocar

Encyclopedia
BugattiBugatti
VeyronVeyron
Veyron Super SportVeyron Super Sport
Engine
W 16 (7993º vee)
Displacement
488 cu in
Top Speed
268 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
1200 hp @ 6400 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
10.18 US MPG
price
$ 2.530.803
annual ownership cost
$ 4.000

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