A brand new Bugatti hardly ever occurs. Not counting derivatives, the corporate primarily based in Molsheim has solely launched two fashions within the Volkswagen Group period. The Veyron launched in 2005 and the Chiron in 2016. In 2024, we’re lastly getting a brand new automobile. Effectively, one-percenters are.
With juicy rumors floating round boards about what kind of engine the brand new automobile goes to have, we needed to ask Bugatti what’s what. Predictably, the corporate denied commenting on hypothesis. Nevertheless, Head of Communications Nicole Auger did inform us the wraps will likely be coming off someday in the course of the yr.
The one info that has been confirmed to this point is that it will nonetheless have an inside combustion engine, however not the W16. The quad-turbo 8.0-liter monster is being retired because the Mistral roadster and the track-only Bolide are the ultimate fashions to make use of the powerhouse. What is going to come after it?
There are conflicting experiences since some declare it will likely be a naturally aspirated 8.3-liter V16 developed by Cosworth whereas others speculate it should be a smaller engine, such because the Lamborghini Revuelto’s V12 or the VW Group’s V8. There’s additionally the distinct chance it will be a totally new engine. Regardless of the case could also be, it has been confirmed by firm officers the subsequent Bugatti will likely be a hybrid.
Beforehand, Bugatti-Rimac CEO Mate Rimac stated we’ll be “astonished” by the follow-up to the Chiron. He went on to say the brand new mannequin will obtain never-before-seen options and a “closely electrified” powertrain primarily based round “a really engaging combustion engine.” Former Bugatti Director of Design, Achim Anscheidt, stated final yr the automobile goes to be “much more superb” than the Mistral:
“It may be superb, proportionally, technologically, by way of innovation, by way of unexpectedness. It may blow folks out of the water fully, and it is a true pleasure to work on this.”
Bugatti has been engaged on the automobile’s design since 2021. It is price noting the upcoming hybrid hypercar was the final car penned by Achim Anscheidt who retired in 2023 after almost 20 years on the helm of Bugatti design. Frank Heyl is now in control of drawing future automobiles.
Whereas the Chiron was a closely revised Veyron, the brand new Bugatti is alleged to trip on a brand new chassis. Rumor has it the automobile might find yourself much more unique than its predecessors, which had a manufacturing run of 500 models for the Chiron and solely 450 models for the Veyron. As shared by Mate Rimac on Instagram, the brand new mannequin was proven behind closed doorways again in November 2023.
The preview occurred throughout a gathering with firm companions held on the agency’s workplace in Berlin. Curiously, there have been two automobiles hiding beneath the covers. Though the world premiere is simply a number of months away, deliveries to clients aren’t going to begin till 2026. The French marque has its fingers full by wrapping up manufacturing of the Mistral and Bolide, that are restricted to 99 and 40 models, respectively. Within the meantime, it lately delivered the last “standard” Chiron.