16 Bugatti planning a record-braking super-sportscar

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According to German magazine "Auto Motor und Sport", Bugatti have plans to develop a new super-sportscar that's going to be much faster than already reasonably quick Bugatti Veyron.

"Project Lydia" (named after Ettore Bugatti's wife Lydia) is the codename for this ambitious project and, according to sources, this new Bugatti will be even more powerful and much lighter than Veyron.

Performance figures are even more astonishing than the very idea of something beeing faster than Veyron itself. They say the power output of W16 quad-turbo engine will be raised to 1,175 hp and the overall mass of the car will be reduced to just 1,5 tonnes.

And if that's not impressive enough, get this - sources indicate that VW with this new "Project Lydia" car is going to set a new production car speed record in Nordschleife and the target time is 6 minutes and 40 seconds! 15 seconds faster than current record holder Radical SR8 and a whole minute faster than simulated lap time for Bugatti Veyron.

According to "Auto Motor und Sport", this Bugatti sportscar will be ready for public introduction some time between 2009 and 2010. Price will be 2.5 million US dollars and VW will only make 70 of these pricey beasts.

15y ago by FastestLaps
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Hoppelmoppel123  2m ago

Its funny reading all these old comments


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Mike Tyson  12y ago

what the ****?every new car from Bugatti is excellent but what about those prices???Even Maybachs are cheaper!!and ya overall the Bentley Continental Supersports is the best one can ever get,considering all the factors


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CorvettesRule  14y ago

Even if they make the new fastest car in the world will it even sell with that pricetag? First off the line will probably sell for over $5 million.


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Japan  14y ago

Another showcar from Bugatti. Great. But keep in mind with unlimited amount of credits any company can built something better than this. When I think of cars with no soul the Bugatti Veyron is the first that comes to my mind. And its ugly... I would take any $50k car over this anytime unless I can sell it and buy many $50k cars of course....


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KC  14y ago

I do not believe it will be able to go faster than the Radical. The radical is pure track car designed weighing one tone less than the Lydia. What it lacks in power it makes up for in downforce and light weight. Again VW builds an overpriced car they call a Bugatti. And some retards will pay for it.


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Anonymous  14y ago

2.5 million dollars? i wanna see it


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Matt  14y ago

If I had one I'd take it shopping a few times out of principal, just for you. Would have to work out the non-speed bump route though.


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Some Guy  14y ago

When will people understand that the Radical is not a real car!
Sure it may be street legal(only in UK), but do you really see yourself, or anyone else for that matter, driving up in one of these to say the supermarket or movie theater?

It is only a track car, as no one would ever drive it anywhere else.
Not trying to take away from it's lap time which is really fast, but it can't be condsidered a road car.


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Ryo  15y ago

Once that ride comes in so long veyron


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topgear  15y ago

I WANT ONE FAAAST give me money for my left leg


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Anonymous  15y ago

Oh, great, another car most of us will never own. Kinda like that Farrah Fawcett poster that used to hang on my bedroom wall.


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FastestLaps  15y ago

You better hurry up to order one :D


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Anonymous  15y ago

I'll take one!!!