It was fun while it lasted, but now all the gossip and whispers are about to come to a stop.
The long-rumored, and we can imagine, often-fantasized Bugatti SuperVeyron will not happen. Not now. Not tomorrow. Not in the distant future.
(*Cue the sighs of disappointment)
The news was disappointing, although something that wasn’t all that surprising considering the nature of the industry and the economy these days. Besides, the Veyron is still alive and kicking, as evidenced by the recent unveiling of the Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition at the same event over the weekend.
it would’ve been nice, though, to see a 1,600-horsepower Veyron out on the road, one that would have little problem establishing itself as the fastest and most powerful production car on the planet. But alas, it won’t happen so all’s left is to wonder what might have been.
Then again, Dr. Schreiber did say that a replacement for the Veyron is already in the works once the beloved Bugatti rides off into the sunset. We’re not sure if that one’s going to pack close to the 1,600 horsepower the SuperVeyron was rumored to have, but it did give us reason to hope.
Click past the jump to read about the since shot-down Bugatti SuperVeyron
It’s probably irrelevant now to talk about a supercar that won’t be built by its automaker. But for the sheer fun of nostalgia, the SuperVeyron was supposed to be the biggest, baddest, meanest, and whatever-superlative-you-can-think-of supercar to come out of Bugatti’s headquarters.
Bugatti was supposedly looking to shave almost 550 pounds off of the Veyron Super Sport’s body while developing the SuperVeyron while also strapping on a 9.6-liter W-16 displacement that will bump the SuperVeyron’s output to 1,600 horsepower. These extra ponies will net the newest Veyron a 1.8-second 0-to-60 mph time and a top speed that was expected to reach 288 mph.