Now that we know that the almighty Veyron already has an expiration date - the end of 2012 - it’s a sure thing to expect Bugatti to drill out the last few special edition Veyron models to hit the market before it rides off into the sunset. If we’re to take Bugatti CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer’s word for it, one such special edition might be a new version of the Veyron Grand Sport that will shop up in the very near future.
While openly shooting down the hope of seeing a Super Sport package for the Veyron Grand Sport, Durheimer did leave the door open for the possibility of building a more powerful version of the vehicle. One that is dramatically less powerful than the Super Sport, but more powerful than what the Grand Sport provides. According to Durheimer, the body of the Veyron Super Sport was specifically designed to improve on the car’s aerodynamic efficiency to be able to handle the massive power generated by the engine it comes with, something the overall structure of the Grand Sport is ill-equipped to handle.
"1,200 horsepower is too much, but more than 1,001 is absolutely possible," he said in an interview with Dutch magazine Autovisie. Hearing that from the horse’s mouth is like Sunday morning gospel. If only we had the money to be even more ecstatic about this piece of news.
gallery: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport