It's going to be a long wait.
There have been a lot of rumors lately about Bugatti’s upcoming second model that will sit alongside the Chiron. The automaker has reportedly submitted proposals to VW to decide whether Bugatti’s second model will be an electric luxury sedan reviving the Royale nameplate, or a sporty high-riding crossover that’s bound to cause controversy. But what about the eventual successor to the Bugatti Chiron hypercar?
The Supercar Blog recently spoke to a company executive to find out when we can expect to see Bugatti’s next insane hypercar break cover.
The executive confirmed that work has already begun on the Chiron successor, which is expected to arrive in 2025 or 2026 at the latest. Obviously, the project is still at an early stage, so technical details about Bugatti’s next hypercar are still unknown. However, they did mention that Bugatti’s 8.0-liter W16 engine "still has a bright future ahead of it.” This suggests the Chiron successor might use the same powerplant as the current car. It’s also unlikely to be a hybrid since this would make it even heavier, and the Chiron isn’t exactly lightweight.
Before the Chiron’s successor arrives, Bugatti will launch the second model in around 2023. Reports have suggested it could be an electric sedan based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. If approved, it’s expected to have three electric motors producing a combined output of around 870 hp. However, according to the representative, a pure electric Bugatti won’t happen unless more advancements are made in EV technology.
Bugatti’s rumored high-riding crossover, on the other hand, will allegedly share the same 641-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 as the Urus, with electrical assistance increasing the output to nearly 1,000 horsepower.