A while ago Bugatti announced that both a production version of the Galibier and the SuperVeyron were canceled. Now, in a recent interview with the British magazine AutoCar, Volkswagen Group chief Martin Winterkorn confirmed that this decision was made in order to focus all the company’s attention on the development of a direct successor to the Veyron .
Winterkorn offered no other details on this new supercar, nor did he offer an official launch date, but he said: "The Galibier is officially dead. We won’t do it. In its place will be a second-generation Veyron with more power."
So, what does this means for Bugatti? Pretty much nothing, except that we’re going to see a bit more powerful model than the current Veyron SuperSport , which delivers a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet. Of course, don’t expect it to deliver 1,500 horsepower, like the SuperVeyron was supposed to, but it will fall somewhere between the Veyron SuperSport and the rumored SuperVeyron.
It wouldn’t hurt to see a completely revised exterior, but likely won’t happen, as Bugatti is not too open to change from what we have seen lately.
Click past the jump to read more about the current Bugatti Veyron.
Bugatti launched the Veyron 16.4 in 2005 and produced it until 2011 when Super Sport version replaced it.
The standard 16.4 version was powered by a 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged, W-16 engine that delivered a total of 1,001 horsepower and 911 pound-feet of torque. The supercar went from 0 to 60 mph in 2.46 seconds and up to a top speed of about 252 mph.
The model unveiled in 2011, got an updated W-16 engine with the output increased to 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet. As a result, the Super Sport version delivered even more incredible performance figures and entered the Guinness Book of Records with a top speed of 267 mph.
Over the years, Veyron saw numerous special editions and a total of 400 units were sold, with only 50 units still awaiting production.