New Bugatti supercar pending: 1,600 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds

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Bugatti never rests on its new automotive masterpieces for long. Which is to say, the iconic carmaker is working on a lighter, faster car likely with 1,600 horsepower and 0-60 mph acceleration time of 1.8 seconds.

According to an interview in AutoExpress with Jens Schlenburg, chief engineer for Bugatti, the automaker is considering using carbon fiber wheels to eliminate weight as one improvement component that will allow the car to achieve a maximum speed of 288 mph.

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Bugatti is also considering using a hybrid engine in its new car, according to the article. One obstacle: Hybrid engines are appreciably heavier than gas engines, providing a more difficult task of reducing the weight of the new car.

The new Bugatti is rumored to be about 400 pounds less than the current Bugatti Veyron.

The new Bugatti could debut at at theĀ  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, beginning next Sept. 10

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