Bugatti is not one of those brands that churns out cars in batches. Since taking over the ownership of the Volkswagen Group in 1998, the brand's lineup has been expanded with only two models: the Veyron in 2005 and the Chiron in 2016.
This year the company will introduce a new car, the development of which began several years ago. Bugatti-Rimac CEO Mate Rimac wrote about this on Instagram. As the post says, he was “honored” to get a glimpse into the future of Bugatti during the World Partners Meeting in Berlin.
As head of communications Nicole Auger told Motor1, the presentation of the new product will take place “somewhere in the middle of the year.” The only thing that has been confirmed is that the car will be equipped with an internal combustion engine, but not a W16. The 8.0-liter quad-turbo monster is retiring. The last to receive such an engine were the Mistral roadster and the track Bolide.
Some believe that the new product will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 8.3-liter V16 engine developed by Cosworth. Others suggest it will be a smaller engine like the Lamborghini Revuelto's V12 or the VW Group's V8. The possibility of a completely new engine cannot be ruled out. In any case, the next Bugatti will be a hybrid, which the company has already confirmed.
As Mate Rimac previously stated, we will be “surprised by the sequel to Chiron.” According to him, the new model will receive never-before-seen features and a “highly electrified” powertrain based on a “very attractive internal combustion engine.”
Bugatti has been working on the car's design since 2021. The future hybrid hypercar was the last car created by now former Bugatti design director Achim Anscheidt. He will retire in 2023 after nearly decades leading Bugatti's design efforts. Frank Hale is now in charge of this.
What it will be like remains a mystery. At the moment, one official teaser has been published, which makes it difficult to judge the appearance of the future hypercar. According to unofficial data, the new Bugatti will be built on a new chassis, while the Chiron was a heavily redesigned Veyron. The car could become even more exclusive than the Veyron and Chiron. The first was released in a circulation of 450 units, the second – 500 units. Despite the imminent premiere, deliveries of the new product to customers will begin no earlier than 2026.