Bugatti Releases Teaser of Suspected New Model
Bugatti may have officially lost the fastest production car record, but it certainly appears that the French automaker isn’t too bummed out about it.
Nope, Bugatti’s got more important things to think about these days and just today, it gave us an idea of what important things it’s up to with the release of a mysterious teaser on its Facebook page.
The automaker’s keeping mum on details, opting only to say that "It’s almost time for us to share the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".
Immediately, we thought about the 1,600-horsepower Bugatti SuperVeyron, a vehicle that first made headlines last year and has since become one of the most eagerly anticipated supercar debuts of the year.
Bugatti’s message on the social media site also included a little piece of nugget, telling us to "keep a close eye on Facebook over the next few days".
Something tells us that we’re all in for a pretty interesting week if Bugatti lives up to its word of showing us the "latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".
In the meantime, click past the jump to check out what we think of the Bugatti SuperVeyron.
Last year, Jens Schulenburg, Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer, told Autocar what its plans were for the SuperVeyron. "We are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fiber," he said. "We’re considering hybrids, too.”
It turns out that the plans were to drastically reduce the weight of the Veyron Super Sport’s body by 550 pounds, thus accounting for the promised "super-ness" of the SuperVeyron. And as far as the engine is concerned, our expectations call for Bugatti to pass on the 8.0-liter W-16 engine in favor of a 9.6-liter W-16 engine that could succeed in bumping up the output of the hypercar to 1,600 horsepower, good enough to net a 0-to-60 mph time of 1.8 seconds with a top speed of 288 mph.
If Bugatti plays its card right with this new model, it may be able to reclaim its Guinness world record.
Source: Facebook - Bugatti