The Bugatti Veyron that was discontinued earlier this year is set to get a replacement next year. The word on the web is that the Veyron successor will have its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. It will be based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show last month.
Now what is claimed as the crash test mule of the Bugatti Veyron successor has been clicked undisguised.
The images, courtesy of GTBOARD.com, preview the front-end of possibly the pre-production prototype. The sleek headlamps and the steeply raked windshield depict the level of closeness it has with the Vision Gran Turismo concept. The prominent front splitter of the concept has been replaced by a production-oriented one.
The Bugatti Veyron successor has been confirmed by the Volkswagen Group’s ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn to sport a hybrid powertrain. The combustion engine of the hybrid powertrain should be the upgraded 8.0-litre W16 engine that produces 1,500 bhp and 1,500 Nm of torque, suggests a report released in May. According to this report, the engine will be mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Moreover, the Veyron successor will have an all-wheel drivetrain that makes it capable of reaching 0-100 km/h in 2 seconds flat and hitting a top speed of 464 km/h.
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