A little too confident, perhaps.
Bugatti’s hard at work on creating a suitable successor to its Veyron and Bugatti’s CEO Wolfgang Durheimer believes that the automaker’s next hypercar will be good—really, really good. In a recent interview with Top Gear, Durheimer revealed some aspects of the vehicle and some concerns as well. “Everything is better,” stated Durheimer. “More power, higher top speed. Shorter acceleration. Cleaner design. More luxury. More of everything.” Bugatti isn’t just planning a proper successor, it’s aiming to build the best supercar in the world.
“It will be the best super-sports car on the planet,” stated Durheimer. The Veyron was, and still is, one of the fastest cars in the world, but one individual is giving the automaker a hard time for top speed supremacy. “One guy is giving us a hard time,” said Durheimer. “This Mr. Hennessey from Texas.” It’s mind-boggling to know that Bugatti is feeling the pressure from the Hennessey Venom GT. Top Gear pointed out that the Veyron was a luxurious car that could go extremely fast, while the Venom GT is a one-trick pony that can only go fast. “I believe in the Olympic games, the 100m sprint,” stated Durhemier. “You need to win the numbers. And we need guys like [Hennessey] to make the subject interesting.”
It’s safe to say that the Chiron is going to be epic and faster than the Veyron. However, to keep up with the likes of the Venom GT, Bugatti will have to aim for more than 270 mph—maybe even 280 mph. But there’s a little thing called physics that’s keeping Bugatti and Hennessey Performance from making massive jumps in top speed runs. One things for sure, there’s going to be a massive arms race for outright speed when the Chiron comes out.