Bugatti working on faster Veyron, will hit top speed of 270 mph

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

During summer of 2010, Bugatti unveiled the Veyron Super Sport, a version of the supercar that has a top speed which is electronically limited to 259 mph. During the top speed run, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport was piloted by Bugatti’s official test-driver, Pierre Henri Raphanel, who returned two runs – one at 265.3 mph and one at 269.6 mph. The folks at TUV and Guinness took the average of both times, which came in at 268 mph.

Well, Bugatti has no plans to stop there. According to latest reports there is even a quicker Veyron in the works, even though Volkswagen has lost money on each of the 300 Veyron coupe, 150 Grand Sports and 30 Super Sport models over the past 5 years. Nonetheless Volkswagen believes each Veyron was worth the loss due to its halo car status.

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So how fast will the next Veyron be? Power is expected to come from the existing quad-turbo 8.0 W16 mated to a 7-speed twin-clutch gearbox. Out put is expected to come in a t 1,200-hp with a peak torque of 1,106 lb-ft. 0-62 is expected to come in at 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 270 mph. All this will be made possible reducing the weight with the help of Lamborghini’s weight saving carbon fiber technology.

With the current Veyron’s production coming to an end, development on the successor is expected to start immediately. You can expect to see the car sometime around 2013.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress