The Bugatti Veyron – the world’s fastest street-legal car – will soon be out of production. Only 8 of the existing 450 models remain unsold, and production will stop once the last of the vehicles has been purchased. However, Bugatti has big plans for 2015, as the successor to the Veyron may be even more impressive.
Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer recently affirmed that Bugatti’s Molsheim factory in France will experience no downtime between production of the final Veyron models and the beginning of the manufacture of a new Bugatti supercar.
The new vehicle – rumored to be unveiled this year, before its full release in early 2016 – is rumored to be faster than the 268 miles per hour that the Veyron Super Sport currently boasts. With a 16-cylinder engine and an alleged 1200bhp, the car is said to go from 0 to 60 in an electric 2.5 seconds.
With the Veyron Super Sport currently holding down the top spot on the list of the fastest production cars of all time, it seems as though Bugatti is not going to relinquish the record easily. American company Hennessey has posed a challenge with the almost-as-fast Venom GT, perhaps prompting Bugatti’s desire to go even faster in 2015.
Ultimately, whether the successor to the Veyron is released this year or not, one thing is for certain – Bugatti continues to push the envelope, redefining what is possible for contemporary sports cars.
Keep an eye out for Bugatti’s newest addition in the record books.