For those of you who thought that the Lamborghini Veneno was already expensive at $4 million, then just imagine a car that could cost in the region of $7.5 million? That is certainly an extreme price, and you would expect something rather special for that kind of money, and we believe a 280 mph plus Bugatti Veyron fits into that category.
When the Lamborghini Veneno was first announced we thought that the supercar maker had lost the plot, because not only was the price tag a little over the top, so was its design. However, there was no shortage of buyers, meaning people were willing to spend a huge amount of money.
An extreme Bugatti “Super” Veyron would not only push the limits of auto technology once again, but also potential buyers belief that they would feel the need to own one. However, the company knows just how hard it is to gain a few more miles per hour at such high speeds, as the air is that much harder to punch through, and so calls for a greater amount of horsepower than we have seen in a production car yet.
In order to become the world’s fastest car once again, the new Bugatti Veyron will need to jump from 1,200 horsepower in the Super Sport to something like 1,500 horsepower or more. To make life easier for the new Veyron to hit more than 280 mph Bugatti could use more carbon fiber, and as a result could shed around 400 pounds, which is a huge amount.
While achieving more than 280 mph is a huge task in itself, the major issue is having a set of tires that are capable of handling those sorts of speeds. This is evident because the current model can achieve 268 mph, but has been restricted to 258 mph in order for the tires to cope, although they cannot sustain those speeds for too long.
Bugatti will have to work closely with its tire supplier in order to come up with a compound that can handle speeds approaching 300 miles per hour, the question is, can it be done?
Thanks to Autocar.
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