Bugatti's Veyron Replacement Will Be A 1,500HP Hybrid Monster
Just a few years ago, if you had suggested that Bugatti would build a replacement to the Veyron using a hybrid drivetrain, you might have been committed. But in that time, some of the most respected names in supercar performance have rolled out hybrid hypercars, so that should take some shock off news that Bugatti is hard ay work on a hybrid Veyron replacement.
According to Reuters, two individuals within VW Group have confirmed a hybrid drivetrain will be employed in the next Bugatti supercar. Bugatti’s new CEO, Wolfgang Duerheimer apparently favors the idea of a hybrid setup in their next model– this is according to a source that asked to remain anonymous.
Predictably, the new Bug’ will have 1,500 horsepower and reach speeds higher than the Veyron’s 268 mph. With the current fuel economy regulations, and fuel costs, it would be rather difficult to pull that off without a hybrid system. Furthermore, vehicles like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 have all proven that bonkers-high-speeds can be achieved using hybrid systems.
It is still unclear what kind of powertrain the Veyron-replacement would employ, but we salivate at the thought of a W-16, quad-turbo that has a few hundred more horsepower (and pound feet of torque) via the addition of electric components.