Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bugatti prepares 270mph Veyron

bugatti prepares 270mph veyron

A couple of weeks there was a nasty little rumor going around that Bugatti would soon be dropping their supercar variant in favor of a luxury sedan. While we were wrinkling our nose in distaste at such a horrible decision, another rumormill was spinning a different version of the news, and we like this one much better. How about we forget about the sedan for a minute and focus on a 270 mph Veyron?

According to British magazine, AutoExpress, the Veyron SuperSport is not at all the best Bugatti can do and apparently Bugatti has no plans to break after the 300 Veyron units are sold. Instead, the company is going to bring in a new supercar that may take its inspiration from a 1999 design proposal for the original Veyron penned by Walter de’Silva, current head of Volkswagen Group design. This project was never put on display, but may be making a comeback in this next Veyron.

One thing is for sure, the next model will feature blacked-out A-pillars, a ‘floating’ roof that curves around to form the side air intakes, and one-piece rear light assemblies. The future model will more than likely stick to the usual quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine and seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, but the power coming out of these components will see some very big changes. With the tweaked engine setup, the future Veyron will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and will be capable of hitting a top speed of 270 mph. Sweet! Where do we sign up?

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