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Bugatti working on Super Veyron with 1.6-second 0-60 mph time?

Posted Oct 29th 2012 7:00PM

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Bugatti Veyron16.4 Super Sport on its record-setting run

At some point, someone is going to have to hand the minds at Bugatti a physics book and tell them to settle down. Automobile reports the monarch of the Volkswagen stable is out to eclipse its own ludicrous performance threshold by building a new Super Veyron capable of snapping to 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.6 seconds. How? The company plans to shove even more carbon fibre at the ultracar while also turning up the horsepower. Rumour has it the machine will boast either an 8.0- or 9.6-litre W16 engine good for 1,600 horsepower, which should be enough to nudge the vehicle's top end from 417 km/h (259 mph) all the way to 463 km/h (288 mph).

All told, the Über Veyron will hold a 250-kilogram (550-pound) advantage over its predecessor for a power to weight ratio 1kg/hp of (2.2 lb/hp). How much will one of these things cost you? Expect to pony up $2.5 million for the privilege of ownership. That is, if it makes it to production.

News Source: Automobile


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