Bugatti may be the next exotic carmaker to do the unthinkable: create a hybrid car. Ferrari announced earlier that a 900-horsepower hybrid car will arrive in 2013, and Bugatti may soon be following with one of its own greener cars.
The Bugatti Veyron is an automotive legend as the world’s fastest production car, zooming from zero to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds. According to Auto Express, Bugatti is already working on a successor to the Veyron, and a hybrid Bugatti may be in the works for after 2014.
The successor to the Veyron may or may not keep the current Veyron name. One thing is for sure though: the successor is expected to be lighter and even faster than the current model. Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer, Jens Schulenburg, told Auto Express that the biggest challenge for the Veyron successor will be reducing the weight of the vehicle.
“We are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fibre. Hybrids are definitely something we’re looking at, too,” Schulenburg confirmed.
Only time will tell if the new sports car, possibly a hybrid Bugatti, will surpass the greatness of the classic Veyron. A hybrid Bugatti would likely win out over the Veyron in terms of harmful emissions. The gas-guzzling 1,138-horsepower Veyron also gets a dismal 8/15 mpg fuel economy rating.
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