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Old 15th January 2011, 17:52   #1
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"The world’s most incredible supercar is about to get even faster! Auto Express has learned that a quicker and lighter new Bugatti Veyron has been given the green light.

Although the VW Group has lost money on each one of the 300 coupés, 150 Grand Sports and 30 Super Sport models it’s built over the past five years, the Veyron’s status as a halo car has been worth every penny. And our sources have revealed that the German company has decided to build a new version. Backing this up, VW chairman Martin Winterkorn was recently widely reported as saying: “After 300 Bugattis, I believe we would be poorly advised if we were to allow that brand to become dormant again.”

As with the latest Bentley Continental GT and Porsche 911, the newcomer’s design will be evolutionary, but Bugatti is keen to keep the Veyron’s instantly recognisable silhouette intact. An insider has revealed that the next model could take its inspiration from a design proposal for the original Veyron penned by Walter de’Silva, current head of VW Group design, in 1999.

The dramatic prototype, which was never publicly displayed, was beaten to the punch by Hartmut Warkuss’ 18/4 Veyron concept from the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show. But its bold lines could be resurrected now that de’Silva is in charge of VW’s design direction.

Similarities include blacked-out A-pillars, creating a wraparound screen, a ‘floating’ roof that curves around to form the side air intakes, and one-piece rear light assemblies. Taking a leaf out of the current Veyron Super Sport’s book, the car will feature a smooth roof surface to give slippery aerodynamics, perforated with ducts to aid cooling.

Under the skin, Bugatti is likely to stick with the existing quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine and seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox, both tweaked for efficiency. Considering that the current car churns out 596g/km of CO2, though, it is unlikely to win any green awards.

Power output will at least match the Super Sport’s – at around 1,200bhp and 1,500Nm of torque – but performance will take a big leap forward. Expect a scorching 0-62mph time of less than 2.5 seconds and a new record-setting top speed of 270mph. This jump will be made possible by saving weight; tipping the scales at 1,838kg, even the Super Sport is hardly light, so the new Veyron will make use of another VW-owned manufacturer’s know-how.

Lamborghini is quickly becoming a carbon-composite expert, and the cheaper and quicker-to-make alternative to carbon fibre weave will be used for all the Bugatti’s bodywork, much of the interior trim and the monocoque chassis. Lightweight alloys and thinner but stronger glass will also contribute to a kerbweight reduction of around 100kg, so boosting pace, efficiency and handling in one fell swoop. Meanwhile, carrying over many parts from the Veyron’s predecessor should dramatically reduce development time and slash costs. And although the firm is still unlikely to turn a profit on each car, that is less of a problem than you’d think. Speaking exclusively to Auto Express, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, former Bentley and Bugatti boss, explained why: “It costs far more money to compete in a season of F1 than to run Bugatti.”
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"If this is the next Veyron, I simply love it!"
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It seems that the next Bugatti Veyron is still a go for the VW Group.
And word from Auto Express is that the next Veyron model will top out at 270 mph (434.52 km/h) - at the very peak of the record top speed set by the current Veyron Super Sport.
But the next Veyron will look different and will take some inspiration from the original Veyron concept by Walter de Silva, now head of design at VW Group, from way back in 1999. That design was never revealed to the public, with another Veyron concept by Hartmut Warkuss, the 18/4, beating it to the punch at the 1999 Tokyo motor show.
The car pictured here is a design study by Canadian John Mark Vicente called the Bugatti Renaissance, posited as a Veyron successor.
Powering the next Veyron will still be the 8.0 liter W16 engine laden with four turbochargers coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Output will also likely be similar to the current Super Sport - 1,200 bhp (895 kW / 1217 PS) and 1,500 Nm of torque.
The new Veyron will have a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of around 2.5 seconds and slightly inch past the Super Sport's performance numbers by means of weight-saving measures.
Bugatti will be summoning the help of sister brand Lamborghini to keep the Veyron's weight to around 1,838 kg (4,052 lbs). It will use carbon-composite materials for its monocoque chassis and much of its cabin trim. The next Veyron will also come with thinner glass and lighter alloy wheels to reduced overall weight by about 100 kg (220 lbs) over its predecessor.
The new Veyron will debut sometime in 2013 and will go on sale the following year with prices over £1 million (€1.2 million).
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Well frankly, I think the current one still takes the pedestal for looks. This, no doubt looks good, but it seems the aggressiveness in the look has gone down one notch

The air dams and scoops seem a bit more thinner and narrower.

Not much to say about the concept
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The rear is a mix of the Galibier concept and the Veyron supersports. But a lot goes between the concept and production stage. So it's too early to say anything now.
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But a lot goes between the concept and production stage. So it's too early to say anything now.
Have to agree with that. Seeing, the Veyron started like this But the initial numbers are very promising.
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The rear is a mix of the Galibier concept and the Veyron supersports. But a lot goes between the concept and production stage. So it's too early to say anything now.
+1

I like the rear end of this one better. The current one looks, umm well, lets say chunky.

There were rumors that Veyron production will stop all together, and Bugatti will focus on the Galibier. Bugatti doesn't want to throw away the fastest car in the world title?


PS: I love the wheels and the yellow color.
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Generally we drool at concepts, and find it a tad bit dissapoinintg when we see the production version, atleast for regular cars. High end and sports car atleast retain a lot of the concept

But in the case of the Veyron, the production version looked far better than the concept
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Just curious!

hasn't Chinese people tried their hands on copying a Veyron.?
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