Bugatti's New X-Wing Hypercar Doesn't Look Electric

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In fact, it doesn't look like anything we've seen before.

Bugatti is a small volume manufacturer, so it doesn't stray too far from the norm when it comes to new models. Even the 2020 Bugatti Centodieci, which is considered its own separate model, uses the same platform and engine as the Chiron. But earlier this week, Bugatti teased a new mystery hypercar that looked nothing like any of its current models based on the taillights. In fact, the light signature looks more like a jet than a car.

This new model will make its debut on October 28 but before then, footage has been taken of it on the Circuit Paul Ricard race track in France. As we expected, the mystery hypercar looks like no other Bugatti model that is currently in production.

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The car is still covered in red, white, and blue camouflage, but we can make out that this looks like a track-day special, much like the recently-revealed Lamborghini Essenza SCV12. Unlike a Chiron, we expect this model to be pretty bare-bones, as even headlights have been omitted to save weight. A massive rear wing and roof scoop give the car a race car appearance with X-shaped taillights that look straight out of a Star Wars movie in the rear. Except with more Force.

Sadly, the driver doesn't push the car much in the video, though we do get a brief glimpse of how the car sounds. We doubt Bugatti would develop a new engine just for this car, so we predict the Chiron's 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 is mounted in the rear, producing more than 1,500 horsepower.

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The video at least proves that the car is not all-electric, as some expected it to be following rumors that Rimac wanted to buy Bugatti from Volkswagen Group. Bugatti hasn't given us much to go off of, with a cryptic teaser asking "What if Bugatti created ...?" The teaser also includes the number "0,67," though we have no idea what that could mean.

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