This Is When Bugatti's New Hypercar Will Debut

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This could be the most cryptic teaser ever released.

Bugatti doesn't typically have a large product portfolio, considering creations like the Centodieci and Divo are essentially coachbuilt bodies on a Bugatti Chiron platform. But earlier in the week, the French hypercar brand piqued our interest with a mysterious teaser image of X-shaped taillights and a single phrase: "What if…?"

At the time, details were scant, and while that may still be the case, Bugatti has now given us an indication of when the new hypercar will be unveiled. In the brand's most recent, and most cryptic teaser yet, we've received confirmation that the new model will be unveiled on October 28.

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The teaser contains more, albeit only just a little. Accompanying the same 'what if' as last time, we see the number 0.67, however, we have absolutely no clue what it might mean. A drag coefficient of 0.67 would be remarkably un-aerodynamic, while a 0-60 time of 0.67 seconds would be impossible for anything but a spaceship or a fighter jet. Perhaps that could be it, though, as about a week prior to the teasers, Bugatti released a press release detailing its history in aviation. In that release, the brand spoke of the Bugatti "Dare Devils", talking of how some of its most famous racers were actually pilots, including Albert Divo after whom the Bugatti Divo supercar is named.

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The teaser we were shown earlier in the week also has a remarkable resemblance to the Bugatti Model 100, a racing aircraft powered by Bugatti from 1939 that, when viewed from behind, had a distinctive X-shape depicted by its wings and tail fins. We suspect the new hypercar will be inspired by the Model 100, but whether it will be a proper production model or just a concept remains to be seen. Rumors suggest it may be an electrified model inspired by the Bugatti Vision Le Mans Concept, a concept penned by a now-Bugatti designer. The electrification would also make sense since Bugatti is rumored to be sold off to Rimac in the near future.

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