FRANCE: Several luxury automakers, including Bentley, Aston Martin, and Rolls Royce, have previously jumped on the SUV bandwagon. Ferrari’s Purosangue is slated to join the list as well.
According to CEO Mate Rimac of Bugatti, who spoke with the German magazine Autobmobilwoche, the manufacturer does not appear ready to enter the fray anytime soon.
According to Rimac, the automaker’s 10-year roadmap does not include a Bugatti SUV or electric vehicle. While the SUV may not appear shocking, the automaker’s decision to stay out of the EV market at a time when nearly all automakers are jumping on the EV bandwagon is startling.
Notably, while Bugatti talks about an internal combustion engine-only future that would likely last until 2032, several automakers will undoubtedly stop producing ICE vehicles by that time, at least in some niche markets.
Bugatti, however, is unable to ignore the electrification of cars, although neglecting the EV market. The premier automobile company is about to be squeezed worse by stricter emission standards.
With the mistral roadster, Bugatti opted to retire the legendary W16 engine. This implies that the Bugatti Chiron’s replacement will have a hybrid powertrain as well. More often than not, it will be highly electrified.
Additionally, instead of a W16 engine, the Bugatti Chiron replacement is anticipated to have a smaller internal combustion engine. According to Bugatti, this car will have a highly appealing combustion engine. The car’s debut is scheduled for 2024.
It’s unclear, according to reports, if Bugatti will use a wholly original engine or one based on a gasoline engine produced by the Volkswagen group. It might share a V12 engine with the Lamborghini Aventador replacement, which is anticipated to debut in 2023.
In the meantime, earlier this year, it was also announced that Bugatti had declared that the production stage of its incredibly fast racing car, the Chiron, which was sold out for 2021, had begun.
Louis Chiron, who was engaged with the firm from 1926 until 1933, served as the inspiration for the Bugatti Chiron hyper racing car. The Bugatti Chiron surpasses the performance of the premium automaker’s legendary racing vehicle, the Bugatti Veyron, which was produced from 2005 to 2015. Veyron has a top speed of 400 kmph and 986 horsepower.
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