Bugatti has a very high bar to reach in designing a successor to the long-in-tooth-yet-iconic Veyron. The current Veyron SS already produces a blazing 1,200 horsepower and managed to jet off to a top speed just short of 268 mph.
Now word from Reuters is that the next supercar from the French automaker will pack nearly 1,500 horsepower courtesy of a hybrid electric powertrain. Don’t worry, it’ll still reportedly rely on a 16-cylinder engine. Unnamed sources at Bugatti told Reuters the Veyron’s replacement will likely also be limited to 450 cars and will be able top the current car’s 268 mph top speed run.
Since the Veyron began production in 2005, Bugatti has created a number of special edition models of the 1,000-plus horsepower supercar in order to complete the 450-car run, the latest of which being the “Black Bess” Legends Edition. Bugatti reportedly postponed the car’s successor until every Veyron had been spoken for. According to Reuters, some 430 Bugatti Veyrons have been sold.