Published on August 9th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Bugatti Veyron Replacement Too Fast To Test Drive
Bugatti has hinted that their new hypercar might be too fast to successfully test in real life. The still unnamed model will appear in 2016 and will likely have a top speed of 460km/h with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 2.3 seconds if correct computer simulations are to be trusted. The car will be based on a hybrid powertrain and will have the same quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that you can find in the Veyron. The engine is capable of generating about 1500 bhp
This information comes in excess of what we currently have about the Bugatti Veyron, whose top speed of 431km/h is already a challenge to prove due to limitations of its Michelin road tires. The problem with tires is that if technology has not advanced that far when the new car appears, the tires used may disintegrate well before reaching the vehicle top speed.
The new vehicle will have a carbon monocoque, like its predecessor and will have seats for two in a highly luxurious cabin that includes all latest connectivity technologies. The heavily revised powertrain receives electric assistance, while drive is channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and multi-plate-clutch four-wheel drive system.
This all new Bugatti will be limited with no more than 450 units to be produced. Most likely there will be 300 coupes and 150 roadsters. The Bugatti Veyron production ends this year.