Bugatti Just Teased Its New EV - This Is How We Know
Bugatti is preparing to unveil a brand-new vehicle. The French company just posted a teaser photo on its social media accounts. The picture shows four red LED bars arranged like a flattened letter X and comes with the caption "What if...?" The mysterious teaser confirms previous rumors that Bugatti will reveal a new car in October 2020. But what is it?
Hope For A Second Bugatti Model Is All But Lost
Rumors of Bugatti’s plans to launch a second model alongside the Chiron have now been put to rest, company president Stephan Winkelmann revealed. The decision isn’t surprising given that Volkswagen Group executives are scheduled to meet in November to discuss the fate of Bugatti, which could be sold off to Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac.
Bugatti Could Reveal a Rimac-Powered Electric Hypercar In October 2020
Following rumors that the Volkswagen Group will sell the Bugatti brand to Croatian electric carmaker Rimac, it has now surfaced that the French brand will unveil a Rimac-powered hypercar in October 2020.
Bugatti’s first electric vehicle will be heavily inspired by the Vision Le Mans concept. Rumors also claim that it will be a track-only model and that it will be built in extremely limited numbers or might be a one-off.
Bugatti’s Second Model Put on Hold Because the Dirty VAG Needs Money
News of a second Bugatti model isn’t new – rumors have been circulating forever. Back in September 2019, for example, we heard that Bugatti was planning to make an SUV of sorts. A month later, we found out that the Galibier name could make a comeback as an electric sedan, just to be followed up by news that Bugatti was considering a “daily driver.” The problem is that everything Bugatti does has to be approved by the people over at VAG and, as it turns out, the company needs the money so, despite selling 250 examples of the Chiron and taking payments for another 150, Bugatti has to shelve its plans for a second model. Thanks, dirty VAG.
What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?
Introduced in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron has already spawned eight variations ranging from simple special-edition models to unique cars like the La Voiture Noire. But the supercar firm isn’t planning to stop just yet, and a new test mule spotted by our paparazzi proves just that. We don’t know what it is yet, but we’re looking at three different scenarios.
Bugatti Could Be Neck Deep In Building a One-Off Chiron Roadster
Unlike the Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron has yet to spawn a targa version. The Chiron is already four years into its life cycle and it seems a bit unlikely that Bugatti will build a roadster, but a new report claims that the French firm is developing one as we speak. But unlike the Veyron Grand Sport, the Chiron roadster will be a one-off model.
We Could Soon Live in a World Where Bugatti Sells a Daily Driver
Fresh off the news about Bugatti planning more Chiron-based cars and only weeks after Bugatti teased a new supercar, we’re now learning that Bugatti could actually be focusing on a daily driver as a second model in its lineup. So far, there’s no word as to what shape this second model might take as Bugatti continues to insist that no decision has been made. There is, however, a toss up between whether this second model will be an all-electric sedan that wears the Galibier name or an SUV-like vehicle akin to that of the Bentley Bentayga or Lamborghini Urus. The question now is, when will Bugatti finally make the leap, and when will we see it?
Bugatti Just Teased a New Supercar - is it the Galibier or a new SUV?
Bugatti doesn’t release many teasers, but that’s mostly because it doesn’t release many cars either. So when the French company posts a photo of a wrapped-up, shadowy car, it’s a big deal. Bugatti just did that on its Instagram profile, hinting that it may introduce a new supercar really soon. But is it new as in brand-new or just a different version of the current Chiron? Let’s find out.
Bugatti Could Bring Back the Galibier As an All-Electric Sedan if Volkswagen Approves
At first a concept car like any other, the Galibieri quickly became the root for constant speculation on what might be Bugatti’s model. The two most forwarded possibilities where a sleek, super-luxurious sedan and a high-riding vehicle of sorts similar to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, yet a new report from Bloomberg says that the Galibier could morph into a grand tourer or crossover motivated by an all-electric powertrain, provided Volkswagen AG greenlights the project.
Bugatti’s Toying with the Idea of a New Model That Isn’t an SUV, Except It Could Pass Off as an SUV
Bugatti’s desire to build up its lineup is one of the worst kept secrets in the auto industry. The French automaker wants to diversify its lineup with a model that will offer a completely different experience from the Chiron and all its derivatives. An SUV has been talked about so many times already, but it seems that Bugatti isn’t leaning in that direction, or at least that’s what it’s claiming.
Company boss Stephan Winkelmann recently talked to CAR Magazine and emphatically shot down rumors that Bugatti is considering developing an SUV. As far as what Bugatti is considering, let’s just say that even if it isn’t an SUV, it might actually be one anyway.
Bugatti seems to love the idea that it produces just one car in multiple variations and, to some extent, that’s okay in terms of exclusivity. But, isn’t it time that Bugatti actually comes up with something new as opposed to some slightly revised version of a car it started producing in 2016, based on a concept from 1999? Bet you forgot that, didn’t you? The Chiron is actually based on the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron Concept from nearly two decades ago. Back to the point at hand, Bugatti has, since the Chiron’s debut back in 2016, produced a handful of different variations, including the Chiron Sport, 110 Ans Bugatti, Chiron Super Sport 300+, Centodieci, and the La Voiture Noire one-off.
One would think that Bugatti had about done enough with the Chiron which was, by the way, limited to just 500 units when it was introduced a few years ago. But, Bugatti has different plans before it moves on to something totally new despite the realization that the Chiron can’t live on forever. The point is that if you were hoping to see an all-new Bugatti next year, or even in the next five years, you might want to let go and accept the fact that it isn’t going to happen. Here’s why…
Ettore Bugatti Is Probably Flopping in His Grave Over The News About a Bugatti SUV
Bugatti, the purveyor of one of the world’s most extreme performance cars, has reportedly gotten weak in the knees at the prospect of doubling its entire model lineup, increasing its portfolio from one vehicle to two. As if having the mind-boggling Chiron hypercar in the fold isn’t enough, Bugatti is setting its sights on developing, of all things, an SUV. Mind you, it’s not just a regular SUV that Bugatti is starry-eyed about; the French automaker wants an electric SUV to form a formidable one-two punch with the Chiron. No word yet on whether this plan has any legs to it, but it seems that the people within the company are already working on laying the groundwork for its development. Somewhere, wherever he is, Ettore Bugatti must be scratching his chin wondering what an electric SUV would do to the status of his marquee.