Race (Horsepower) Wars, it isn’t just some Fast and Furious movie skit, we are talking about a perpetual forward momentum set on cruise control by several automakers. If you thought the 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat was crazy, set your mind on a 1,500 horsepower Bugatti Veyron slated to come forth with a hybrid powertrain as the successor to the current model.
Yup, Bugatti, or should I say Volkswagen, is getting deep into the horsepower race once again pushing the envelope of speed even farther. This news comes by the way of a report in Reuters, claiming that the blueprint for a 2015 follow-up model of the Veyron is in the playing cars more-than-likely limited to 450 fine examples for the full run. The top speed is said to be over 268 mph, probably verified in ALL models this time. Do you hear that Hennessey?
“The new model will not be less exciting than the Veyron,” a spokeswoman for Bugatti said, without being more specific. “Our customers have certain expectations.”