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Replacement for Bugatti Veyron May Make Pebble Beach Debut

Long-awaited successor could offer performance hybrid option.

by on Aug.13, 2015

A possible successor to the Bugatti Veyron spotted at LAX. Photo courtesy Autoblog.nl.

It’s been a decade since the Bugatti Veyron came to market – at an original price of over $1 million – and the Volkswagen AG supercar subsidiary recently produced the last of the model’s limited-edition updates.

So, where’s the long-awaited replacement? Possibly on its way to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A grainy image of what could be the Veyon’s successor has been posted on the Dutch website Autoblog.nl, the pic reportedly snapped at the Los Angeles International Airport as the successor model was being transferred to a truck for the last 300-mile leg of its journey.

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There have been any number of reports during the last several years suggesting what Bugatti might have in store as its next model, and company officials have offered sometimes conflicting suggestions. If this actually is the replacement, however, it appears Bugatti is going with an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, approach to styling. (more…)

Bugatti Looking to Remain King of Speed

Chiron producing unprecedented 0-62 mph time: 2 seconds.

by on Apr.30, 2015

Bugatti is replacing its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse with a hybrid named the Chiron.

There are plenty of cars that post zero-to-100 km times in the four second range. Real speed comes in the low-three to high-two second span and now Bugatti’s looking to take that a notch lower: two seconds flat.

The Chiron, which is the replacement for the Veyron, is said to be putting out 1,500 horsepower and 1,100 ft-lb of torque. That would be 0.4 seconds faster than the Vitesse version. It also puts some distance between it and the Ferrari LaFerrari (0.5 seconds faster), the McLaren P1 (0.6 faster) and the Porsch 918 Wessach (0.9 seconds faster).

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The new model is nearly completely new from the ground up: 92% of the components are new or updated. The result may be a lighter vehicle with better handling even though it looks very much like its predecessor. (more…)