Bugatti, the French supercar manufacturer, has announced that it will launch a new supercar. Many believe the new supercar will be the last of its kind, the last supercar to feature a W16 engine.
Bugatti has teased a new model set to debut on August 19, 2022. The company said the new model is the “last of its kind”, suggesting it could be the company’s latest pure internal combustion model. .
The company previously called its W16 engine “the last of its kind”. The automaker has confirmed that the model will be showcased at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, as part of Monterey Car Week. The company has released two teasers on social media so far, one showcasing the car’s headlights and the second the taillight design.
Bugatti’s next hypercar is expected to be a hybrid that could see the company retire its iconic W16 engine that has been around since the Veyron’s debut in the 2000s. The unit has been upgraded for use in the current Chiron and the upcoming model could be the last to use the engine in a pure combustion configuration.
The new model is expected to be based on the current Chiron and could be part of the company’s unique model series which includes models like Divo, Centodieci and La Voiture Noire.
The headlight teaser reveals a rear-swept unit with four rows of horizontal LED lighting elements while the rear reveals an X-shaped taillight design – a design already seen on the Bolide track car although it lacks the top center exhaust. . The arms of the X-shaped elements converge into a slim central lighting unit.
—Bugatti (@Bugatti) August 16, 2022
However, unlike the track-only Bolide concept, the upcoming new car will be street legal. Earlier reports cited that Bugatti is working on a roadster variant of the Chiron. The SuperCar blog said in one of the reports that 99 of these roadster models will be made, which will have the Chiron’s platform but with completely different bodywork. The roadster will be powered by the well-known quad-turbo W16 engine that develops 1600 hp.
Bugatti has already announced that all units of the Chiron it planned to produce have been reserved, with the company now only required to manufacture and deliver the models to customers. The company recently delivered the last unit of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ marking the end of production of the limited-run variant of the hypercar.