Bugatti Teases a New Model for the Frankfurt Motor Show; Maybe the Veyron Successor
Bugatti just posted a pretty interesting teaser image on its Facebook page. This image reveals nearly nothing, and Bugatti is being rather tight lipped about it all. The only thing that Bugatti let us know is that we will see it in full next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show via a blurb under the image that reads "The next #Bugatti #Legend is about to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motorshow #IAA Who could it be?"
Yes indeed, who could it be? Lets do some math to find out. Just the other day we reported that any thought of producing the 16C Galibier was axed, so unless the Bugatti boss was just trying to throw our scent, we do not expect this to be the Super Sedan.
The only option this leave us is the successor to the Veyron, which Bugatti officials have confirmed is already in the works. Now, whether it will carry the "Veyron" name badge or some variant of it remained to be seen. In reference to what will be in Frankfurt, our assumption is that, given the successor isn’t expected for a few years, that this is simply a concept of that model.
Click past the jump to read more about the now-eliminated 1,600 horsepower SuperVeyron.
The rumors about a possible, more powerful successor for the current Veyron were started by Jens Schulenburg, Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer himself in an interview with the British magazine AutoCar. He said that for the new model Bugatti is working on reducing the total weight and on offering "some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fiber."
The new SuperVeyron was rumored to be powered by 9.6-liter W-16 engine with a total weight of 1,600 horsepower. These extra ponies and a total weight reduced by almost 550 pounds would have netted the SuperVeyron a 1.8-second 0-to-60 mph time and a top speed that’s expected to reach 288 mph.
Unfortunately, Bugatti’s President shot the SuperVeyron down last month...
Source: Bugatti Facebook