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Plans for a street-legal faster Bugatti, in the works

Published by on Jan 12th, 2008, 9 Comments

“Project Lydia” is the new street-legal car that Bugatti is supposed to work on to make it faster than the Veyron, announced the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. Though it’s just on paper right now, it is supposed to use a 12-cylinder engine that sports some 1,175 hp and tops at 400km/h (248 mph).

Project Lydia Bugatti - concept sketches

And like we wouldn’t have enough Bugatti rumors, “Project Lydia” is supposed to be a mix between racing and design with Bugatti’s characteristic front grille staying, a huge rear spoiler, front air splitter and the extreme lowered chassis and engine positioning. When it comes to performances, they expect a Nurburgring Nordschliefe lap time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds which is 1 minute better then the Veyron.

Here are a two more sketches on how it might look.

Project Lydia Bugatti - concept sketchesProject Lydia Bugatti - concept sketches

“Project Lydia” named after Ettor Bugatti’s wife Lydia, is going to cost a mere 2.5 Million euros and may become the new king of the ring with only 70 (lucky) owners getting their hands on it. I bet the Sheiks are alerted already, because in 2010 we may see it running nicely on those 20-inch big wheels.

Auto Motor und Sport



I remember the first bugatti bot being profitable? Hope they get this one right

January 12, 2008 4:58 pm Reply

Chris M

Nice one Mr Car Guru

January 12, 2008 5:51 pm Reply


love the bugatti Veyron this one doesn’t look as good veyron but this is just a sketch when they actually make it. it should look way better

January 13, 2008 1:59 am Reply

Car Fan

That looks great. Lets hope they do it right and do it fast.:)

January 13, 2008 5:16 am Reply


This is just what we need to reduce the CO2 emissions

January 14, 2008 11:01 pm Reply

Seagyn Davis

Well it costs the same as the Bugatti Veyron roughly. Lets just hope they don’t make it cost a whopping R55 million to make like the last.

So less cylinders, more power, better chassis/aerodynamic design and I will take a guess that it will be wider this is sure to be a track monster, I would even say f1 competitor on the faster tracks.

I think they will go faster around the Nürburgring.

Can’t wait to see the final release!

January 16, 2008 6:36 pm Reply


If it’s supposed to be faster than the Veyron, why is its top speed 248mph? The Veyron tops out at 253.

January 18, 2008 11:35 am Reply


hey you no this looks great i think this should go out but i still think that i dosent have that bugatti style that we all look for i think this looks more like a bentley race car but great job love this

August 21, 2008 7:08 am Reply

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