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Bugatti ‘Super’ Veyron to be the last, around 1500hp – report

June 24, 2013

When it comes to monstrously powerful road cars, the Bugatti Veyron is pretty much the king. There’s now word Bugatti is working on a final sendoff edition, nicknamed the ‘Super Veyron’, which is set to be the most powerful of all.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

According to a recent Autocar report in the UK, Bugatti might start working on a final version ready for 2014. It will not only be the most powerful Veyron of all, it’s also set to be the lightest weight. With these stats in mind, it doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out the sort of power-to-weight ratio that could be on hand.

It’s understood Bugatti is confident it will sell all versions of the Veyron, regardless of a final sendoff or not. A source close to the company revealed to Autocar that it is looking at several options in terms of a final version.

“It would be expensive and time-consuming, so we must be sure it is worth it.” The source also said it would be “a fantasy in terms of its performance.”

In terms of power and performance, the 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16, which currently powers all iterations of the Veyron, is known to have a potential maximum output of around 1500hp (1118kW). This could be achieved through expanded capacity.

Along with some weight shedding of around 200kg, the new model is expected to be easily the quickest and fastest Veyron ever, even eclipsing a mind blowing speed of 450km/h.

As you might have guessed, such incredible performance is likely going to come at a cost. Rumours suggest a price tag of beyond $5 million.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.