442 Down, Eight to Go: Bugatti Chief Reveals Just Eight Veyron Units Remain Unsold

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Worth buying, or wait for Bugatti's all-new hypercar?

Those with deep enough pockets looking to splash out on a Bugatti have a serious first-world problem: Should one of the remaining Veyrons be snapped up, or would it be better to wait for the French supercar’s successor, which some are already calling the Bugatti Chiron, to arrive? Speaking with Car Magazine, Bugatti boss Wolfgang Durheimer revealed just eight of the 450 Veyrons slated for production remain available for purchase.

Doubtless these will all be unique, one-offs, but its successor has a chance of making it to production by as early as 2016. As recently reported, Bugatti’s next car will be lighter, more responsive, and better-handling than the Veyron built on an existing carbon fiber architecture, albeit with almost all-new or heavily modified parts. The 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 unit will carry over with direct fuel injection and electric turbos helping to boost output from 1,200 to 1,500 hp. Just how fast Bugatti’s new hypercar will go remains to be seen. “There’s one crazy American that wants to beat us,’ admitted Durheimer with an obvious reference to John Hennessey and his Venom. “So we will have to do our homework and get prepared for the future.”

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