Wolfgang Durheimer Hints at Bugatti Veyron Successor

Wolfgang Durheimer is a man with a plan, well two big plans to be more precise, as he has taken over both Bugatti and Bentley. We already know that the British brand will see the introduction of a new SUV in about three years, powered by what could be Bentley’s first diesel engine. The CEO has also focused his attention on the maker of those blisteringly fast cars that are the pride of every little boy’s bedroom wall.

Durheimer has pledged to continue production of the world’s fastest cars, implying that a successor to the Veyron is coming. "It is vital that Bugatti produces the world's fastest car,” the CEO told CAR Magazine, and we couldn’t agree more.

While the Galibier is interesting enough, it’s not that technological ‘tour de force’ we’ve come to expect.

“It's in human nature. We are always going to want to find out who runs the 100m the fastest. It's the same with cars,” Durheimer said.

Despite all the rumors off production ‘green lights’ and ‘go aheads’, the official says the Galibier project is still not a go. “I am in the process of convincing them that this will be the best car in its segment in the world. It will be claiming for outstanding design, the biggest series production engine with 16 cylinders and it will be the fastest limousine in the world,” Durheimer said VW.

While that might not sound as impressive as making the fastest production car in the world, it’s still enough to attract plenty of customers, especially among the existing owners.

According to CAR, the Galibier will be a hybrid and will borrow a bit of luxury from Bentley in the form of expertise with wood and leather trim.
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