Bugatti Testing Three Possible Veyron Successors
The Bugatti Veyron is nearing the end of the line with only very limited numbers left for purchase. There are only around 20 of the original 450 produced still remaining. But don't worry, they've got no less than three possible successors to the beloved Veyron in the planning stages. A report in Bloomberg cites a source who claims that this new car will be lighter, with an engine that's 25% stronger than the 1200 horsepower in the most powerful version of the Veyron. That means we're looking at a car with an astounding 1500 horsepower. RELATED: See the Incredible 2014 Bugatti Veryon Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess
Of the three prototypes that are currently being tested as Veyron replacements, one is supposedly sporting an electric motor. This will not only help boost the car's power, but will also help reduce emissions. As amazing as all this sounds, and as expensive as a Veryon is at about $1.85 million, the car still doesn't make money for Volkswagen.
Estimates figure that they lose about $5.8 million per vehicle due to high development costs, but Volkswagen sees this as an image booster. You have to wonder, though, how many people actually know that the Volkswagen even owns the Bugatti brand.
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Still, it's nothing short of an engineering marvel to build the fastest production car ever made, even if people don't know exactly who is behind it all. Details on the Veyron replacement haven't been officially released, but should be coming sometime next year.
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