Despite the electric avalanche in which the automobile market seems to be plunged, for Bugatti, combustion engines are not yet over. This is guaranteed by the CEO of the new Bugatti Rimac company, Mate Rimac, who has just confirmed that the Chiron will be replaced by another hyper sports car… with a combustion engine.
Although without revealing much about the details of this new hypersport, the CEO of Bugatti Rimac guarantees, however and from now on, that the new proposal will surprise the market, by presenting features and performance never seen before in a production car homologated for the road.
According to Mate Rimac, the idea of Bugatti is to keep the combustion engine alive, in a world that is increasingly in favor of electric motors. Therefore, “I am also pressing for us to have a new combustion engine”, said the now head of the French company.
However, at this point, the question that arises is whether, with the creation of a new combustion engine, the successor to the Chiron will still maintain the famous W16. And if the answer is yes, how will the engineers in Molsheim make the 8.0-litre quadriturbo meet the increasingly stringent anti-pollution standards imposed on combustion blocks?
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Moreover, taking into account the experience that the now sister Rimac has in the field of electric motors, the most certain thing is that the future combustion engine of Bugatti will have some type of electrification.
If the option is to use the huge quadriturbo, as a starting point for a hybrid propulsion system, this will certainly result in a level of power never seen before. After all, the combustion block alone, without any electrical support, already announces almost 1,600 hp, in the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
Whatever the solution found, it is Mate Rimac himself who guarantees, from now on, that even the wildest ideas, “which no one has yet thought of”, are on the table. So, seeing what Rimac has achieved with the Nevera, even a 100% electric model, will not be out of the question for Bugatti…