Report: Next Bugatti Veyron Super Sport could go hybrid

The Veyron Super Sport successor has been confirmed by Bugatti, and will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of 2013.

Jens Schulenburg, the automakers chief vehicle engineer offered up some details to Auto Express. It may come with carbon fiber wheels to help achieve the goal of lowering overall curb weight by 551 lbs, but what really raises a brow is that Schulenburg mentioned the possibility of hybrid technology.

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In addition, the replacement will be powered by the same W16 quad-turbo motor as its predecessor, but may grow in displacement from 8.0-liters to 9.6-liters. If an electric motor is folded in this could mean an output of 1,600hp, offering up an insane 0-62mph time of 1.8 seconds and an equally impressive top speed of 290mph.

-By: Alexandra Koken

Source: AutoExpress