Bugatti has started teasing and throwing hints at the Veyron’s successor. Yesterday it released the first teaser video of the Veyron’s successor boasting its loud grunt, and today, the company has hinted in an announcement that it will introduce the next Bugatti at the 65th Annual Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance that will be held on 16 August in California, USA.
Wolfgang Durheimer, President of Bugatti, stated in the announcement that the “brand is using its appearance in Pebble Beach to look to the future.” This clearly hints that the company will introduce the Veyron’s successor at the event. Strongly supporting this speculation, is the future model’s prototype being spotted in production guise at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) earlier this week, and as aforementioned, the company also released the future model’s first teaser video (embedded above) yesterday.
“Bugatti will showcase amazing vehicles to represent its impressive super sports car tradition. We intend to continue this tradition as a matter of course.”
“The next Bugatti will once again be the epitome of a super sports car and will redefine the segment”, Mr. Dürheimer announced. “The vehicle will be in a class of its own, with impressive power statistics, performance and design. We plan to stay at the top.”
The new teaser video released by the carmaker hints that the Veyron’S successor, at least in its concept form, will use the ‘EB’ branding. ‘EB’ refers to the company’s founder Ettore Bugatti. ‘EB’ has been used in the name of Bugatti’s production and concept models from long ago.
The new megacar has been confirmed by Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winkertorn to sport a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain. The hybrid powertrain’s combustion petrol engine will be an upgraded version 8.0-litre W16 found in the Veyron, that will produce 1,500 bhp and 1,106 lb.-ft. (1,500 Nm) of torque, suggests an earlier report. According to this report, the future Bugatti will be capable of clocking 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2 seconds flat and hitting a top speed of 288 mph (464 km/h).