Friday, January 22, 2021
News Report: Track-Only Bugatti Electric Hypercar Could Come Next Month

Report: Track-Only Bugatti Electric Hypercar Could Come Next Month

Could a new EV hypercar be coming just ahead of sale of Bugatti?

  • New hypercar could use Rimac electric driveline

  • Rumoured launch for new model in October


Just days after rumours that electric automaker Rimac would be taking control of exotic hypercar builder Bugatti, another report says that the two were already working together. That means that a new Bugatti could be arriving sooner than expected, and that like the rest of the vehicles from Rimac, it could be all electric.

Rimac and the Volkswagen Group are already far from strangers since Porsche purchased a 10 percent stake in Rimac Automobili just two years ago. The reports last week said that VW may have wanted a bigger piece of Rimac, but didn’t want to spend the cash, so is instead “trading” Bugatti for a larger share of Rimac.

Now, The Supercar Blog (via CarBuzz) reports that their sources say a new Bugatti all-electric hypercar could arrive as soon as next month, saying that “this car will serve as a technology showcase for the future.” A track-focused Bugatti might not be completely out of reason, though the company has focused mostly on road cars, as they have recently done a more highly-strung “hillclimb” car, and because removing road-legal requirements saves plenty of money on homologation as well as letting the designers go wild without worrying about safety regulations.

This is still an emerging story, based on rumours and shadowy sourced, something as described in the report, taking inspiration from the virtual-only Bugatti Vision Le Mans concept – a car created as a thesis by then company intern Max Lask revealed earlier this year – and using a Rimac-sourced electric powertrain, would likely be highly desirable for buyers at this price point. It could end up as either extremely limited or a one-off. Since the driveline of the Rimac C_Two is already expected to produce 1,888 hp, offer a top speed north of 400 km/h, and a 650 km electric range (not all at the same time, of course), an electric Bugatti so-powered would be anything but slow and could end up as quick as anything the company has yet built.

 

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