Bugatti is reportedly developing a 1,600 HP Veyron Super to ensure the model beats the McLaren P12 and Ferrari F70.
With Ferrari and McLaren preparing to launch supercars next year, Bugatti is reportedly pulling out all the stops to ensure the models don't steal the Veyron's thunder.
Automobile Magazine reports the company will introduce an extreme Veyron Super at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Essentially a SuperSport on steroids, the ultra-prestigious model will reportedly feature additional carbon fiber and an upgraded 8.0- or 9.6-liter engine that develops 1,600 HP (1,177 kW). This could enable the supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 1.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 463 km/h (288 mph).
Those numbers sound unbelievable, but the magazine says they are possible because of a 249 kg (550 lb) weight reduction over the SuperSport. This means the car would tip the scales at 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs) and have a power-to-weight ratio of one-to-one.
The Veyron Super could cost in excess of $2.5 (€1.9 / £1.5) million.