Bugatti is rapidly approaching a crux in its plans for developing upcoming models. With plans for the Galibier still possible, an interesting revelation from its Chief Vehicle Engineer this week painted an intriguing picture.

There's no doubt that there will be a Veyron successor; however, the questions begin with two major points:

1) How will the marque save weight (?) -- a hefty issue for the current Veyron.

2) Will its powertrain be a hybrid?

“We are working on the next super-sports car,” Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer, Jens Schulenburg, told us. The next Bugatti is still expected to be the 1,000bhp-plus four-door Galibier, which appeared as a concept in 2009 and could go on sale in 2014 – to coincide with the end of the current Veyron’s production run...

“The big challenge on the next car will be reducing weight – we are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fibre. Hybrids are definitely something we’re looking at, too,” Schulenburg said.

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