Next Bugatti Veyron to feature 1103kW hybrid?

Reports of a Bugatti Veyron successor are circulating once again. This time we hear the next edition will feature a high-powered hybrid engine.

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According to a Reuters report, sources have confirmed the successor will be powered by a new 16-cylinder engine based on the current 8.0-litre quad-turbo. Only this time it will be paired with an electric motor.

With this setup output figures are set to blow out from the current 736kW rating to a whopping 1103kW (1500hp). After all, what did you expect from a successor to the once world’s most powerful car?

It’s understood Bugatti will be targeting a new top speed beyond the current world record of 435km/h, set by the Hennessey Venom GT. Official details on the top speed target are yet to be confirmed.

With all of the high-end hypercars out today, such as the LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder, featuring a hybrid powertrain, it does seem likely the next Bugatti will go down the same path.

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You might remember a prototype spotted earlier this year giving off a suspiciously quiet soundtrack. It featured a strange apparatus sitting on top of the engine cover, which many believe was a component of an electrical system.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any more info that wear.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.