Bugatti Head Says Veyron Successor Imminent

Rumors that Bugatti would produce a “SuperVeyron” that would top the performance figures of the current Veyron Supersports and Grand Sport Vitesse models have been in circulation for quite some time now. But Bugatti chief Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber has just dismissed those rumors along with ones suggesting the 2009 Galibier concept would reach production, according to Top Gear.

“We will not produce a SuperVeyron or Veyron Plus, definitely”, Schreiber told TG. “There will be no more power. 1200PS is enough for the chapter of Veyron and its derivatives.”

Schreiber also said that the four-door Galibier concept that it does not align with what Bugatti’s customers have come to know and appreciate about the brand.

“We have talked many, many times about the Galibier, but this car will not come because it would confuse our customers. With the Veyron, we placed Bugatti on top of all super-sportscar brands in the whole world. Everyone knows that Bugatti is the ultimate super sportscar. It’s easier for current owners, and others who are interested, to understand if we do something similar to the Veyron (next). And that is what we will do. There will not be a four-door Bugatti.”

Schreiber also added that the next-gen Bugatti will not take into consideration performance benchmarks set by the new era of hypercars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, and La Ferrari, but will instead look only to top itself.

“It has to redefine the benchmarks”, said Screiber. “And the benchmark today is still the current Veyron. We are already working on it.”

When asked whether or not the next car bearing the Bugatti name would use hybrid power, Schreiber didn’t say no, which could mean yes.

“Maybe”, he said. “But it’s too early to open the door and show you what we have planned. For now we have to keep the focus on the current Veyron, and help people to understand that this really is the last opportunity to get the car, which will have run for ten years from 2005-2015. Then we will close this chapter and open another one.”

Only 43 units out of the 450-car production run remain, all of which are roadsters.

“The 300 coupes have sold out. We announced we would only make 150 roadsters, and we only have 43 left. People are becoming increasingly conscious that their opportunity to buy a Veyron is running out…”

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