Bugatti is building 500 units of the Chiron, almost half of which were spoken for even before the first car was delivered.
With the Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim busy churning out Chirons at a sedate pace, plans are already being drawn for the Chiron replacement. We recently spoke to a Bugatti executive who told us the company has already started working on the Chiron successor. The new model is expected to arrive sometime around 2025-26.
Of course, the project is still in its early stages and technical details about the next hypercar are still unknown. However, he did mention that the 8.0-liter, W16 engine “still has a bright future ahead of it”. This suggests that the Chiron successor might use the same powerplant. The car is unlikely to be a hybrid since, that would make it even more heavier and adding more weight is the last thing the Chiron needs. According to him, a purely electric Bugatti won’t happen unless more advancements are made in EV tech.
In addition to the Chiron successor, Bugatti is said to be working on a second model. Moreover, this new car will be ready before the Chiron successor. Could this be a performance SUV or a four-door luxury sedan?
Here’s a transcript from the interview:
Any word about the successor to the Chiron?
We have started working on the successor to the Chiron. It should arrive around 2025 or 2026 at the latest. But, we are also working on a second model.
The second model will come after that?
No, before the Chiron successor. The two models will be very different.
You can read the full interview here.