Production of the Bugatti Veyron is coming to an end around 2012 and besides the recently released Grand Sport version, Bugatti is working on an ultra high-end model. While company officials are denying the rumor, AutoCar has learned that customers have already put down deposits on what is being called a more powerful ‘GT’ version.
Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Bugatti’s engineering boss, says that it is possible to get more power and torque out of the current quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine. Rumor has it that the Veyron GT could produce up to 1200-hp with a top speed of 270mph.
What Bugatti is confirming is that it is working on a completely new model that will replace the Veyron when production ends. Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bugatti’s boss, says that the company is not working on a smaller, cheaper model that will allow Bugatti to produce more.
Bugatti hasn’t officially decided but sources and rumors point at a four-door luxury sedan that will compete with the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Platform will be shared with the next-generation Bentley Arnage due in 2012.