Most of you reading this will likely never be able to afford a Bugatti.
In fact, I could confidently say everyone reading this can’t. Those who can likely have better things to do with their time.
But for us dreamers, Bugatti has some interesting news with their CEO Mate Rimac coming out and saying their next hypercar will have a new engine packed under the hood.
It won’t be fully electric, and it’s not likely to have the W16 combustion motor Bugatti has been using since 2005.
Instead, we could get something completely fresh. It will still be an internal combustion engine, but Bugatti CEO Mate Rimac says it will be “heavily electrified.”
“When people see the next-generation Bugatti, I think they will be surprised that I was pushing for something like that because people associate me with electric cars,” he told Automotive News.
“Considering the brand and the customers and the technology available, I think that we are developing the best possible solution for Bugatti, which is not an electric car today. It will be one day, but not today.
“[But] a Bugatti should still have a combustion engine for some time.”
What the new Bugatti will look like is also a mystery. Last year, Rimac said he wasn’t opposed to having a Bugatti long-hood coupe or SUV (never saw that one coming).
But, in any case, he reiterated Bugatti will still need to be a crazy-looking hypercar of sorts.
Future Bugattis may also be a little less pricy. An increase in the development of in-house parts will cut down production costs across the Bugatti range. So, there’s another small win.
We likely won’t see a new Bugatti roll off the production line for a few years. However, the brand has teased us about a potential reveal of something later this year.