, 2022-02-24 02:00:00,
Mate Rimac has confirmed that Bugatti has a new engine in the works, and it’s coming in the next new Bugatti
Now that Bugatti is under the control of Rimac and its founder Mate Rimac, things within the company are starting to accelerate. But what does Rimac actually have in store for Bugatti? Will the company dig deep into electrification right away or will there be a transition? And the Chiron is in its final production phase and due for replacement, so will its successor be all-electric? Well, Mate Rimac has answers, and thanks to an interview with Automotive News Europe, we have a small idea of what we can expect.
Let’s just spill the beans right now: the next new Bugatti will not be an electric car. In fact, Mate Rimac has confirmed that the Chiron’s successor will, in fact, feature an internal combustion engine. “A Bugatti should still have a combustion engine for some time, but it will be developed in a way that is financially viable.”
Those words mean that the brand’s current W-16 is, like the Chiron, finally about to be retired. It is, after all, almost two decades old, and there’s only so much that can be done to keep it in line with new and more stringent emissions standards. So, as sad as it is to say, that legendary W-16 has to go, but that doesn’t mean next-gen Bugattis will be without…
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