This is not the first rendering of the upcoming Bugatti Bordeaux super sedan, however it is the first time that anyone has taken a crack at the car’s front end. We will just have to wait and see what the Bordeaux will really look like when it makes an official debut as a concept car sometime later this year before it can go on sale in 2013.
The same W16 engine that is found in the Veyron except that this time the power plant will be mounted ahead of the passengers and will be mated to the same Ricardo-developed seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox will power the Bordeaux.
We don’t know about you, but this rendering happens to look a lot like the Porsche Panamera . Perhaps this is what the Volkswagen AG was thinking of when they started talking about developing a modular luxury platform for the Bentley lineup, maybe one day there will be a full sized VW badged high performance sports sedan as well.
The exotic Italian automaker Bugatti has been teasing the automotive public for quite some time now with the less than revealing photos of the new four passenger addition to the 250 MPH club, the Bugatti Bordeaux. So, sick of imagining what was occupying that vast amount of negative space, the chaps from Car Magazine had a go at full rendering based on the rear teaser image. Showing off the central mounted high brake light and the eight exhaust tips.
The Bugatti will be unveiled as a concept sometime this year with a production version to follow for the 2011 model year. The same W16 engine that is found in the Veyron will propel the new super sedan. Except that this time the power plant will be mounted ahead of the passengers and will be mated to the same Ricardo-developed seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. According to Volkswagen AG chairman Martin Winterkorn, with this new model the European automotive conglomerate will experiment with a modular luxury platform meaning that some of the more expensive Bentleys may share the same engineering design, much like the VW/Audi/SEAT setup. However the Bordeaux will have wheelbase much longer than any Bentley.
The future four door takes its inspiration from the Bugatti Type 41 built between 1929-1933. The super luxury car will offer a host of custom coach built options like a XXL wheelbase, full length sunroof or even retro bodywork inspired by the old Royale.
Even if the upcoming Bugatti Bordeaux won’t make it to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the fine British automaker keeps teasing us with a new image that shows off a cleverly lit side profile of the future super sedan. We cannot tell you when exactly the Automaker will see fit to unveil the entire automobile, but it will most definitely be this year in order to coincide with company’s centennial celebration.
Under the mid mounted engine cover, the Italian exotic four passenger super car will feature the same 8.0 Liter quad turbo W16 engine as its bigger brother, the Veyron . Except that in the sedan version the power plant will deliver slightly less than the 1001 HP of the coupe, the Bordeaux will deliver 987 HP and 922 lb-ft of torque to be exact. This will give a whole new meaning to the term shooting brake.
After we showed you the first teaser image of the future Bugatti super sedan and we also reported that it will be called Bordeaux , today we bring you a second mysterious photo. Although it doesn’t offer a much broader perspective of the 250 MPH four passenger vehicle it is still intriguing none the less even though it doesn’t reveal any more of the car.
The new Bugatti will be unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will celebrate the luxury Italian automaker’s 100 anniversary.
This teaser reveals that the car could be anything from a traditional saloon to a fastback or even a full-on shooting brake. The only thing that we are certain of is that the car will feature a high mounted central brake light as well as a dramatic shape to the rear lamps and have eight exhaust tips spewing out the spent gas of 1001 HP.
Yesterday, the first teaser image of the future four door Bugatti made its way onto the internet, despite the amount of interest in the upcoming Italian super car there is little known about it aside from being based on the Veyron and sporting an extra pair of openings. Well now at least we know what it will be called, according to the British automotive journal AutoExpress, the car will be called Bordeaux.
Up until now most speculators figured the new Bugatti would be called the Royale, however the more exotic members of the Volkswagen family decided that the name Bordeaux would be more appropriate. The sedan will follow the ever more popular shooting brake layout with a set of striking horse shoe shaped taillights. The Bordeaux will also get a unique split rear window complete with a dramatic raised central brake light and of course the Bugatti badge seal of approval.
Under the engine cover, the Italian super car builder will use the same 8.0 Liter quad turbo W16 engine as the Bordeaux’s bigger brother, the Veyron super car. In shooting brake trim, the power plant will deliver slightly less than the 1001 HP of the Veyron, 987 HP and 922 lb-ft of torque to be exact. The slight decrease in output should be offset by the ability to bring along a few more friends for the ride.