New Bugatti V16 Hypercar Debut on June 20, Will be Naturally-Aspirated

Outperforming its Chiron predecessor, the new Bugatti V16 hypercar is said to be able to reach 100km/h from a standstill in 2 seconds, 200km/h in less than 5 seconds, 300km/h in less than 10 seconds, and 400km/h in less than 25 seconds.

By Reetika Bhatt | on June 6, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Bugatti is preparing to introduce a new hypercar, carrying on the legacy of the Veyron and Chiron, the latter of which just wrapped up its production run. The model, which has yet to be named, will make its world debut on June 20 and will be powered by a new hybridised and naturally aspirated V16 engine. The Molsheim brand teased a potential moniker for the upcoming hypercar by referring to it as an "icon for eternity" (Pour l'éternité in French). With a "completely bespoke" exterior, Bugatti claims the model is a ground-up design based on the principles of "beauty, luxury, and performance." The Type 57 SC Atlantic, Type 41 Royale, and Type 35 are cited by the maker as sources of inspiration.

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New Bugatti V16 Hypercar: Design

The hood's sculpted design, which leads to the iconic horseshoe grille featuring the Bugatti logo, is the focal point of the official teaser. Nevertheless, past sightings of disguised prototypes have provided more information about this upcoming Bugatti's styling cues, which blends features from earlier models into a more streamlined body. Along with smaller LEDs on both ends, the design retains the iconic C-shaped line from the Chiron. A large diffuser, an active rear spoiler, and an aerodynamically enhanced rear deck evoking the Chiron Super Sports are also visible.

New Bugatti V16 Hypercar: Mechanical Details

Insinuating that the vehicle won't be dependent on Chiron foundations, Bugatti says the chassis is completely new. The Divo, Centodieci, La Voiture Noire, Mistral, and Bolide were among the more upscale versions that also used these foundations. Notably, a new naturally-aspirated V16 powertrain – complementary with three electric motors – makes place for the quad-turbocharged W16 engine. According to Mate Rimac, the combustion engine stays midship and reaches a length of about 39.3 inches. The CEO claims that Bugatti's distinct identity was preserved by choosing a naturally aspirated V16 engine over a more powerful but conventional turbocharged V8.

The powertrain was reportedly co-developed with Cosworth. According to several industry sources, the V16 engine can reach 9,000rpm and has an 8.3-litre displacement. It is estimated that the internal combustion engine (ICE) will produce about 986bhp on its own. The three electric motors will provide an extra 335bhp. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will likely distribute power to all four wheels.

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Outperforming its Chiron predecessor, the hypercar is said to be able to reach 100km/h from a standstill in 2 seconds, 200km/h in less than 5 seconds, 300km/h in less than 10 seconds, and 400km/h in less than 25 seconds. The top speed will most probably stand at 445km/h.

About the V16 engine itself, a teaser film has revealed not only the top section in its entirety, complete with the firing order visible but also a significant amount of carbon. According to a prior statement from Bugatti, the new vehicle will pay "homage to the three strands of Bugatti history - Speed, Luxury, and Elegance. The remaining details regarding the upcoming flagship hypercar will be available on June 20.

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