Bugatti Veyron Super could go hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt debut confirmed

Chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg says new Veyron could get hybrid tech and carbon fiber wheels.

Bugatti has confirmed that the Veyron Super Sport successor will be launched next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In an interview given by chief vehicle engineer Jens Schulenburg to Auto Express it was mentioned that Bugatti will focus on lowering the vehicle's curb weight by 250 kg (551 lbs) and for this they might consider carbon fiber wheels. What's even more interesting is that Schulenburg said that hybrid tech is being analyzed.

The new Veyron will retain the impressive W16 quad-turbo engine but its capacity could grow from 8.0-liters to 9.6-liters. With the help of an electric motor, the hypercar could develop 1,600 HP (1,177 kW) that would allow it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a shocking 1.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of almost 290 mph (446.7 km/h).

It seems that 300 mph is just around the corner.

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