Different concept ideas will be discussed next year.

Believe it or not, Bugatti is already planning the successor to its mighty Bugatti Chiron, the car that can accelerate to 249 miles per hour from a standstill and go to a full stop in less than 42 seconds.

Of course, the French automaker is still in the very, very early stages of planning, as CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has revealed in a recent interview.

'The question, what is the next one, needs to be answered in 2019. Next year is a pre-development year where we evaluate the different ideas,' he said.

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In 2018 the brand will evaluate different concepts for its new hypercar and a year later the actual engineering work will begin. Meanwhile, Dürheimer has confirmed that Bugatti has sold its 300th Chiron out of the total production run of 500 examples.

'The Chiron will be with us for quite some time. It is supposed to sell for six years – right now we have a waiting list of four years. We have now sold car number 300 out of 500 and we are doing 70 a year. We are not increasing the volume.'

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