Steane Klose | Aug 25, 2008

Bugatti boss Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen has recently revealed that Bugatti is looking to replace the 400km/h+ Veyron with an all-new supercar, some time around 2012. This news runs contrary to recent whispers that Bugatti may be dissolved at the end of the current limited Veyron production run.

In addition to an all-new car, it is also rumoured that Bugatti plans to release an even more powerful GT edition of the Veyron. The Veyron GT ‘s W16 quad-turbo engine will purportedly boast 1200hp and 1500Nms, an increase of around 200hp and 250Nms respectively, enough to propel the GT to an estimated 434km/h. But wait, there's more.

It was conjectured during 2007 that Bugatti would provide Veyron engines for a ‘super Bentley’ and, in a twist on that tale, there is the possibility that Bugatti will build a luxury saloon based on the Bentley Arnage.

Given the huge development costs and difficulties encountered during the creation of the current Veyron, it was feared that it could well be the last Bugatti supercar once its limited production run had wound-up. However, Dr Paefgen has clearly allayed those concerns;

“We will be staying on top of everybody else and we will not be producing a smaller, or cheaper car and we will not be moving volumes up. Bugatti customers are very extreme people.”

Whatever new models Bugatti has planned, be they a supercar, a super saloon or both, it will be wonderful to see their extreme-engineering ways continue. We'll be sure to keep you posted as more information comes to light.

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