Could the Bugatti Veyron Successor Be a Hybrid?

Anything is possible these days.

Look at today’s hypercars and you’ll see a trend. La Ferrari. McLaren P1. Porsche 918 Spyder. They all use electric motors and batteries combined with a conventional engine. Simply put, they’re hybrids. Their creators realized that a hybrid doesn’t have to be a lame and slow car like the Toyota Prius. You just have to know how to best utilize the added electric power. Now, it’s common knowledge that Bugatti is currently at work on the Veyron’s successor, but it’s keeping a very tight lid on the details.

So how can Bugatti’s next great hypercar surpass its predecessor as well as those aforementioned offerings? Go hybrid. According to a new report from Reuters, Bugatti’s chief executive apparently prefers a hybrid version of the brand’s next car. The 1,200 horsepower W16 engine may be utilized once again, only it could be hooked up to an electric motor for a combined total output of 1,500 hp. Inside sources claim the new, still unnamed model will surpass the Veyron Super Sport’s top speed of 238 mph. A Bugatti spokeswoman said that "the new model will not be less exciting than the Veyron. Our customers have certain expectations."

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