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Bugatti Veyron successor announced


THE successor to Bugatti’s Veyron hypercar, could feature performance that is so extreme that its top speed will be difficult to achieve.

Bugatti insiders have revealed that the new model will go on sale in 2016, could have a top speed of 286mph(460km/h) and a 0-100 km/h time of 2.3sec.The car will feature a hybrid powertrain based on the same quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine featured in the Veyron, and will generate close to 1 100kW.

The outgoing Veyron famously went on to a top speed of 431km/h (268mph). The major limiting factor was the car’s Michelin road tyres. It’s hoped that the tyres on the new car will allow it to achieve the desired speed.

Much like the rest of the new hybrid hypercar brigade, the new Veyron will be built around a carbon-fibre monocoque. The heavily revised powertrain receives electric assistance and four-wheel-drive with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Originally launched in 2005, there are only 15 Veyrons left to be sold. As with the current Veyron, the new car’s production will be limited to around 450 units.

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