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Bugatti ‘SuperVeyron’ with 1600hp under development – report

October 30, 2012

Yes, you read correctly. Bugatti is reportedly working on another version of its only model, the Veyron, that could produce more power than any production car ever made. A ‘SuperVeyron’, of sorts.

Currently, the fastest and most powerful production car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It was introduced in 2010 featuring the famous 8.0-litre quad turbo W16 engine. It produces 880kW (1200PS) and 1500Nm, and can cover 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds and hit a world-record top speed of 431km/h.

According to an Automobile Magazine report, Bugatti is working on an even fastest, more powerful version which will likely reset the record books once again.

They’re talking a retuned 8.0-litre engine, or possibly a 9.6-litre version, which will produce 1177kW (1600PS). This amount of power could allow the Veyron to cover 0-100km/h in a mind-blowing 1.8 seconds, and hit a top speed of 461km/h.

Not only is the ‘SuperVeyron’ (name not official) set to be powerful, Bugatti is apparently working on shaving around 250kg from the already stripped back Super Sport’s weight. This would give it a kerb weight of around 1600kg. The reduced weight would improve the Veyron’s handling and braking performance, as well as assist with incredible acceleration and top speed.

If all goes to plan and the report is accurate, Bugatti may unveil the new model at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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.