Bugatti's next chapter: Chiron successor spotted! Check details

Bugatti and Rimac joined forces to usher in a new era of electrified performance. Teased by sightings of a camouflaged prototype, this collaborative c
The Bugatti Chiron successor will be powered by a 8.3L V16 engine paired with three electric motors. (Cardesignworld)
The Bugatti Chiron successor will be powered by a 8.3L V16 engine paired with three electric motors.

In the illustrious domain of hypercars, few names command as much reverence as Bugatti. Throughout the 20th century, this French marque etched its name in automotive history with groundbreaking models like the Veyron and the Chiron, each pushing the boundaries of performance and engineering. However, as the automotive landscape shifted towards sustainability and environmental consciousness, Bugatti faced the challenge of adapting its storied legacy to meet the demands of a greener future.

In pursuit of a green alternative, Bugatti forged a partnership with Rimac, a Croatian manufacturer renowned for its electric supercars. This collaboration marked a pivotal moment for Bugatti, as it embarked on a journey to redefine hypercar performance through electrification.

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Now, on the cusp of a new era, Bugatti is poised to unveil its latest creation: a series-production hypercar that promises to uphold the marque's tradition while embracing the principles of sustainability. Although details about the car's design remain shrouded in secrecy, automotive enthusiasts were recently treated to a glimpse of what's to come when the first camouflaged prototype was spotted in the wild by Cardesignworld.

Prior to this sighting, Bugatti had offered glimpses of the hypercar's potential with teasers of its new 8.6L V16 engine, heralding a new chapter in the marque's storied history. The mammoth engine will get paired with three electric motors. Additionally, Mate Rimac, CEO, Bugatti Rimac, provided a sneak peek of the hypercar under wraps, teasing enthusiasts with hints of its sleek LED headlights.

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The prototype's appearance sparked speculation and excitement within the automotive community, with its familiar proportions and distinctive design cues hinting at a seamless evolution from the Chiron. Notable differences, such as a redesigned greenhouse and more aggressive fender sculpting, underscored the hypercar's commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance and aerodynamics.

Despite the secrecy surrounding the project, Bugatti has confirmed key details about the hypercar's powertrain. Over two years ago, the marque announced plans to equip the successor to the Chiron with a new V16 engine, augmented by electrification to deliver unparalleled performance. While official power figures have yet to be disclosed, industry experts anticipate a significant increase in horsepower, exceeding the formidable output of its predecessor. The hypercar's official debut is rumoured to occur in June according to Top Gear.

First Published Date: 28 Apr 2024, 13:09 PM IST

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