Bugatti Legend ‘Jean Bugatti’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - 2013 Frankfurt Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
Bugatti fans hoping to see the launch of an even more extreme Veyron than the 1,183-horsepower Super Sport or a second model based on 2009’s Galibier sedan concept should get prepared for some sorrow, as the brand’s boss Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber has poured cold water on the chances of either of them happening.
That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Schreiber has previously said that he was satisfied with the current Super Sport’s performance
and that the next model launched by Bugatti would be a new supercar to replace the Veyron, meaning no super Veyron and no production Galibier
Schreiber has now reaffirmed this stance in an interview with Top Gear
"We will not produce a super Veyron or Veyron plus, definitely," he is reported to have said. "There will be no more power--1200 ps [metric horsepower] is enough for the chapter of Veyron and its derivatives."
As for the production Galibier, Schreiber said launching such a model would dilute Bugatti’s modern claim to fame, which is being the manufacturer of the ultimate supercar.
“It's easier for current owners, and others who are interested, to understand if we do something similar to the Veyron, and that is what we will do,” Schreiber is reported to have said when discussing Bugatti’s next model. “There will not be a four-door Bugatti."
Not much is known about Bugatti’s next model, apart from it almost certainly featuring some form of hybrid technology
. It’s possible that the Bugatti brand will become a sort of skunk works for the Volkswagen Group, where the latest technology is utilized even if it means selling cars at a loss, as is the case for the current Veyron.
The new car is still several years away, however, as Bugatti will continue production of the Veyron into 2015, Schreiber revealed. At present, just 43 of the Veyron's total 450-car production run remain up for grabs._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.