Bugatti to reveal successor to the Chiron with new design and hybrid engine

It's the news gearheads have been waiting for.
  • Bugatti has revealed it will unveil the Chiron successor within the next six months
  • The new hyper will retain specific design elements, like the Bugatti beltline and horseshoe front grille
  • According to Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti-Rimac, Molsheim developed a combustion engine for the new hypercar that’s “totally bonkers”

Published on Jan 31, 2024 at 5:49PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 2, 2024 at 3:25PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

It’s the news gearheads have been waiting for – Bugatti will reveal the successor to the Chiron within the next six months.

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

Now the French automaker has announced the new hypercar’s design will be unveiled around the middle of 2024.

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As for what the Chiron successor will be named or what will power it – 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.

What’s more, we also know that the new hypercar won’t be an all-electric beast like the Rimac Nevera.

Speaking of which, Bugatti-Rimac CEO, Mate Rimac, claims Molsheim developed a combustion engine that’s “totally bonkers”.

Apparently, the engine will be paired with an electrification element of sorts to create a hybrid powertrain, and nothing about it will be normal; “everything is from scratch.”

But whilst the curtain will be lifted on the new hypercar within the next six months, 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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