The man in charge of hyper car maker, Bugatti, has revealed that only eight examples of the mighty Veyron remain. Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed the information while speaking to Car Magazine at the launch of the Bugatti boutique in Knightsbridge.
The eight models up for grabs are of the Grand Sport variety, but as we’ve previously reported, the French automaker may take the remaining few and concoct a new speedster formula based on the current Veyron. If past Veyron are a sign of the future, then we’re counting on the remaining models to be set apart in some way, even if a speedster edition doesn’t come to fruition.
Mr. Durheimer was also outspoken about the Bugatti Veyron’s goliath of a successor, rumored to be crowned Chiron, saying: “We have the world’s fastest production car record; I have close links to motorsport where everyone goes for the [record holder]. There’s one crazy American that wants to beat us [Hennessey Venom GT],” he said. “So we will have to do our homework and get prepared for the future.”
That future is certainly going to be a part of the Bugatti Veyron successor. Reports indicate that Bugatti will tune the 8.0-liter W16 engine while replacing the traditional turbochargers seen on the Veyron with electric ones. Once all has been said and done, the rumor has it that the powertrain will be pushing out 1,500 horsepower. Expect the Veyron’s successor to feature fresh styling as well as a more ergonomically-friendly cockpit with greater outward visibility.