Bugatti Veyron Successor To Reach 460 km/h
|   Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sources in Bugatti quoted by Autocar bring new information about the successor to the Bugatti Veyron, the hypercar expected to be released in early 2016.
Already confirmed for late 2015, early 2016, the new Bugatti will use an improved version of the W16 powertrain, a 8.0-liter quad-turbo unit, and an electric motor to deliver a combined output of no less than 1,500 hp. Power will be sent to all four wheels via gearbox with double clutch and seven steps.
Obviously, the Veyron's successor will also have four-wheel drive.

The W16 engine will receive a direct injection system, replacing the multi-point configuration of the Veyron, and together with other changes will come to satisfy Euro 6 emission standards. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will also be reduced, thanks to the electric motor installed near the transmission powered by a Li-Ion battery. The same article states that the engine will be limited to 1,490 Nm torque to maintain the reliability of the gearbox.

While the Veyron Super Sport weighs 1840 kg, the new Bugatti will be considerably thinner, although it will have an extra electric motor and battery. Computer simulations showed that the car has the potential to reach 100 km / h in just 2.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 460 km / h, although this is difficult to achieve due to tire limitations. Furthermore, it will be difficult to find a road long enough for the Veyron's successor to accelerate to 460 km / h.

"Much of the early construction work has been focused on the carbon fiber monocoque. We have a lot of expertise centering around lightweight construction within the [Volkswagen] group and 
we're drawing on this as we begin to lock in various engineering targets" stated an inside source.

According to sources, it is believed that five development prototypes with different propulsion systems have already been produced, all based on the Veyron, but with new technology. The exterior design will also evolve and the new model will be produced in a limited series 450 units.

Although the new Bugatti will be revealed at the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016 the first deliveries are scheduled for 2017.
A number of new active aerodynamic functions aim to offer varying levels of downforce, depending on the driver's preferred driving mode. Also, they will be playing a big role in the development of the Veyron successor.

The style of Veyron's successor is unlikely to deviate too much from the current model. This is mainly due to technical limitations for such a model, which require the same mechanical structure and the base form, but also to the need of being recognized as a Veyron successor.

In preparation for the arrival of the Veyron successor, Bugatti has already begun to upgrade facilities in its assembly factory in Molsheim, France. The planned development is to add more production line capacity and a higher deposit, in order to speed up assembly time in the attempt to reduce waiting times, according to a senior Bugatti official.
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