And how will it drive? Well, with your foot pinned to the floor one can only assume it will be other-worldly fast, but it should have a well sorted, too. Technical development has been headed up by Dr. Peter Tutzer, a man who worked his way through Porsche’s ranks to become Chief Engineer of Porsche’s race car programme before overseeing the chassis, layout and packaging of the Pagani Zonda, and then moving on to Bugatti to create the Veyron. Then there’s the company’s test driver Nick Heidfeld, a man with many F1, Le Mans and Formula E races under his belt, and of course the record for the fastest ascent of the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
“The Veyron targeted 1,000bhp in 2001 when 500bhp was a headline – we doubled the power – and the first question was how can we put 1,000bhp on the road,” said Tutzer. “It has taken nearly 20 years to double that figure again, and that huge gap is not down to a lack of technical ability in the engineering community but is probably only possible with electrification.
“The really extreme challenge remains putting the power on the road and adding performance values not in the 0-100km/h range but at 300-400 km/h.”