Bugatti Chiron successor confirmed to be getting a V16 hybrid engine

  • Bugatti has just confirmed that the Chiron successor will indeed be powered by a V16 hybrid engine
  • The French atelier shared a short teaser video revealing the carbon fiber plenum of the new powertrain
  • The automaker also confirmed it will be revealed in June, possibly along with Bugatti Chiron successor

Published on Feb 29, 2024 at 9:43 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Mar 01, 2024 at 6:21 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Bugatti has just provided a major update on its next-gen hypercar.

Just as we reported around a month ago, the Bugatti Chiron successor will be powered by a V16 hybrid engine.

That’s not the only good news, though – we might get to clap our eyes on sooner than we thought.

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The French atelier shared a short teaser video, revealing the carbon fiber plenum of the new powertrain.

We already knew the new hypercar wouldn’t be an all-electric beast like the Rimac Nevera.

Although technical details of the new powertrain are still under wraps, rumor has it the V16 engine has been developed by Cosworth.

Apparently, it’s an 8.3-liter, naturally-aspirated lump that revs to 9000 rpm.

What’s more, it’s rumored the internal combustion engine will be paired to three electric motors for a combined output of 1,800 horsepower.

This ties in perfectly with what Bugatti-Rimac CEO, Mate Rimac, said previously, when he claimed Molsheim had developed a combustion engine that’s “totally bonkers”.

Around six months ago, Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti’s previous design boss, revealed the Chiron’s successor’s design had been completed, as had tooling for producing prototypes.

As for the Bugatti Chiron successor will be called or what it’ll look like – who knows.

What we do know, though, is that new design boss, Frank Heyl, will retain specific design elements, like the Bugatti beltline and horseshoe front grille.

As well as confirming the powertrain, the automaker also confirmed that it will be revealed in June, possibly along with the Bugatti Chiron successor.

But whilst the curtain may be lifted on the new hypercar soon, we’ll have to wait a while longer for it to reach production.

Production isn’t set to begin until 2027, after the atelier has finished producing a few “regular” Chiron Super Sport models, as well as the 60-unit production run of the Pur Sport.

Bugatti is also working on producing the swansong for the iconic W16 engine, which will take the form of a drop-top called the W16 Mistral.

Oh, not forgetting the Bolide track-only hypercar, that’s yet to be complete.

It’s fair to say the French automaker has lots of projects on its plate, so it can’t really be blamed for applying a bit of caution and not confirming a specific reveal date for the Chiron replacement.

But if we were to put money on it, you can be sure that the Chiron replacement will be sold out long before we even get to clap eyes on it.

Some of the images in this article were created using AI.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.