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It's official: The Hyper Veyron from Bugatti will be launched next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show according to its engineer.

23 Nov 2012 | International News : France

New details have emerged regarding the 'Hyper Veyron', probably the last hurrah before Bugatti sends the Veyron into retirement and starts focusing on a proper successor.

Bugatti is stopping at nothing to achieve the targeted weight reduction and is considering all options including carbon fibre wheels. 
In an interview given by Chief Vehicle Engineer Jens Schulenburg to Auto Express, he confirmed Bugatti will lower the vehicle weight by as much as 250kg. Interestingly, Schulenburg added hybrid technology is also being considered for an added boost of power.

The Hyper Veyron will retain the potent W16 quad turbocharged engine with a larger engine capacity of 9.6-litres from the current 8.0-litres. With an electric motor, the 'rocket on wheels' could develop a previously reported figure of a staggering 1,600bhp that's good for a century sprint of just 1.8 seconds and hitting a top speed of almost 446.7km/h.

"We are working on the next super sports car. The big challenge will be reducing weight - we are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fibre. We're considering hybrids, too," says the Chief Vehicle Engineer.  He also mentioned the updated Super Sport / Hyper Veyron will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013.

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