Bugatti Veyron GT 1350bhp
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It’s been known since the outset that the Bugatti Veyron would be limited to just 300 units, and from its early days there has been talk about a special run-out model. Last month reports emerged claiming that Bugatti is already working on a Veyron successor, however a leaked memo alleged to be an official document suggests that before its arrival there will be a special edition of the Veyron simply called the ‘GT’.

Specifics on the new car are few, but according to the memo the Veyron GT will essentially be a standard Veyron with more power and a few minor mods. How much power you ask? Apparently 1,350hp (1,007kW) and 1,018lb-ft (1,380Nm) of torque – enough to take it to a new top speed of 264mph (425km/h).

The memo claims the car will also be fitted with upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, a new electronic stability program, and a revised active aerodynamics package. With the upgrades on board the Veyron GT will sprint from 0-62mph (100km/h) in just 2.4 seconds and will go back to zero in just 2.2 seconds.

The expected launch date is scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in March next year. Importantly, the memo also states that current Veyron owners will be able to upgrade their vehicles to GT status.

While the concept of an even faster Veyron is exciting, Bugatti is yet to release an official statement on the car so it could all just be rumor.

In a previous interview with Autocar, Bugatti CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen confirmed the launch of a Veyron successor sometime in 2011 or 2012. In another interesting twist, the Bugatti boss also hinted that the company could take the new car racing, an activity that has been completely ruled out with the Veyron. What series or races the company might be considering are unknown, but Le Mans and similar activities might carry the prestige and notoriety that would suit Bugatti’s image.

Posted 11/21/08
I dont really like the look, but i like Getup speed it obviously had XD, deffinently would not mind test driving one of them
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In another interesting twist, the Bugatti boss also hinted that the company could take the new car racing, an activity that has been completely ruled out with the Veyron. What series or races the company might be considering are unknown, but Le Mans and similar activities might carry the prestige and notoriety that would suit Bugatti’s image.



It would be interesting to see a Bugatti racer on the track. What kind of monster vehicle would those guys let loose? Its pretty hard to imagine Bugatti making a car that wouldn't make the other cars look like bicycles in comparison on the flip side however; since they are not exactly experienced in race car manufacturing (I'm not so sure that is true altogether) the car released might suck.

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Tha car is played out and weak sauce. A w16 and only 1000hp currently and the new one is suppose to be 350hp more? This car is just made for its own wow factor and nothing else. Not to mention its horrible drag coeff. Its a car for the rich to flaunt, not to race.
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lasthope05 wrote:

Tha car is played out and weak sauce. A w16 and only 1000hp currently and the new one is suppose to be 350hp more? This car is just made for its own wow factor and nothing else. Not to mention its horrible drag coeff. Its a car for the rich to flaunt, not to race.



i 2nd what he said. also i love watchin you tube vide of rich people who buy these cars and then instantly think they have pro driving skills and then they go out and wrap them arround a tree or land dart them into the side of a hill or another persons car lol.
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Posted 11/21/08
quick but by god thats an ugly car hahaha. I mean yea id drive one but if Im spending that much on a car its goin to be something flashy like an aston
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lasthope05 wrote:

Tha car is played out and weak sauce. A w16 and only 1000hp currently and the new one is suppose to be 350hp more? This car is just made for its own wow factor and nothing else. Not to mention its horrible drag coeff. Its a car for the rich to flaunt, not to race.


VERY TRUE!

The damn thing has a quad turbo w16 and only makes 1000hp? Shelby's Ultimate Aero only has a v8 with two turbos driving only two wheels and it kicked the Bugatti's ass. In reality the Veyron SHOULD be making around 2000hp stock with that kind of setup.

Also I doubt a track-only Veyron would be worth it. That w16 is hella heavy, a track Veyron should be something like a non-turbo v12 driving the rear wheels only. And if you have to do that whats the point?
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lasthope05 wrote:

Tha car is played out and weak sauce. A w16 and only 1000hp currently and the new one is suppose to be 350hp more? This car is just made for its own wow factor and nothing else. Not to mention its horrible drag coeff. Its a car for the rich to flaunt, not to race.


You have no concept of 250+ mph. The car is designed to be stable at that speed. The W16 is the same size as the V8 in the Ultimate aero. Its made to last. Bugatti is planning to race the car but not specify what series. All the aero can do is straight lines.
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lasthope05 wrote:

Tha car is played out and weak sauce. A w16 and only 1000hp currently and the new one is suppose to be 350hp more? This car is just made for its own wow factor and nothing else. Not to mention its horrible drag coeff. Its a car for the rich to flaunt, not to race.


You have no concept of 250+ mph. The car is designed to be stable at that speed. The W16 is the same size as the V8 in the Ultimate aero. Its made to last. Bugatti is planning to race the car but not specify what series. All the aero can do is straight lines.


You definaltly quoted the wrong person. I said nothing about the AERO. The w16 is also not the same size as the v8 in the AERO. Its a larger displacement engine with a merged dual bank v8 engine. Not even close to the same size.

How can you say that the veyron is made to last when you dont even understand the basic limitations of an engine. The LSx motor in the AERO is only making 148hp per cylinder, still easily and safely within its limits. Not to mention its adjustible boost controller incabin to lower boost if wanted.

Also I dont really see anything special in the veyrons suspension. Not to mention its horrible fuel consumption so I doubt it will be doing any cuircut and or endurance races. So to me it looks like the veryron can only go in straight lines just like you said about the AERO.

Posted 11/22/08
I would strip it down and put a rollcage on it and tune it for track use,well Its not the car built to race its just only built for the filthy rich!
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