Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann has openly admitted that the company is "ready" for a second model and it looks like the brand could consider incorporating a Coupé SUV or something like that into its lineup.
Even Bugatti could get into SUVs! Little is known about the upcoming model at Bugatti, but our colleagues from Car Magazine report thatcould be based on the Lamborghini Urus which Winkelmann supervised when he was head of the Italian manufacturer. Despite sharing some components with the Sant 'Agata Bolognese SUV, Bugatti's vision would be a two-door model much smaller and lighter than the Urus. In fact, it could be a future competitor of the future Ferrari Purosangue … that's a lot of future.
Speaking of component sharing, the Bugatti SUV would also use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from the Urus, which develops 650 horsepower and 850 Nm of maximum torque However, the Bugatti would have "a certain hybridization" which should help it get closer to the power of the usual Bugatti models. That is to say almost 1000 horses. There is no more specific information on the powertrain improvements in question, but we will have to work hard to allow the Bugatti SUV to overtake the Urus which already cuts the 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 305 km / h.
In production by 2023?
If all goes well, the new Bugatti model could go into production in 2023 and the French firm could build up to 800 copies per year. But all of this is pure speculation at the moment. There is no guarantee that Bugatti will have the adequate budget to develop an SUV of this kind.
The other hypothesis is that of a 100% electric vehicle based on the platform of the Porsche Taycan. This could benefit from three electric motors which would develop a cumulative power of 880 horsepower. Just that !
It seems that Bugatti is considering several options for its second vehicle and it is not known which proposal will be accepted by the leaders of the Volkswagen group. Case to follow!