New Bugatti Model Coming in 2016: "Not a Veyron Replacement"
Bugatti is a car company that makes the fastest production car on the planet. Be it the base model or the successor SuperSport (below), the Veyron has been the (certified) world’s fastest car since 2005. But Bugatti really only makes one model, and based on the number of years it held the record, you can see that its customers might be yearning for something new.
The problem with that sort of appetite from the jet set is that all sorts of rumors start to swirl regarding new product– many perpetuated by Bugatti, which it eventually had to back off from. There has been talk of baby Veryrons and the stillborn Galibier, but now there appears to finally be some news.
The blokes at TopGear.com spoke directly with the head of Volkswagen group, who confirmed that a new Bugatti would be coming in 2016. Walter de Silva, who has been with Bugatti since 2007, confirmed that, “[A replacement] is coming. I cannot predict exactly, but at the end of 2015 or early 2016, we’ll see the new Bugatti.” As part of the discussion the Bugatti boss also further squashed any rumors of the Galibier (below) making its way to production, claiming that building a four-door car would "confuse our customers." Ouch.
De Silva was quick to point out that this would not exactly be a Veyron replacement, but that the brand is “investigating all avenues at the moment.” De Silva was mum on just about any and all details, remaining as vague as possible, but consider the climate of the hypercar– with some of the top performing cars in the world as hybrids, and spy shots of a Veyron running a hybrid drivetrain, you can bet that whatever arrives in 2016 will be a high-powered, high-priced hybrid.