Check Out This 'Approximate Rendering' of the Upcoming Bugatti Chiron Replacement

Bugatti Chiron V16 hybrid successor rendering 7 photos
Photo: cochespias1 / therubbertherapyofficial / Instagram
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Back in March, the Bugatti Rimac CEO teased some big things for the French ultra-luxury hypercar maker – including a new powerplant to succeed the iconic W16 engine plus the successor of the Chiron.
Some automakers have adapted to the changing conditions of the market by downsizing their engines. Others decided to electrify their lineups, and a few did both. For example, the upcoming successor to the Lamborghini Huracan entry-level supercar is reportedly called 'Temerario' and will feature a plug-in hybrid V8 instead of the high-revving naturally aspirated V10.

Bugatti, on the other hand, is one of the brands that think it can only go big or go home. As such, Mate Rimac teased the ongoing development of an all-new naturally-aspirated V16 engine that will be assisted by electric motors. As such, instead of a quad-turbo W16 churning out up to 1,825 horsepower and 1,364 lb-ft (1,849 Nm) as seen inside the Bolide track-only sports car, the free-breathing V16 would only have around 1,000 horsepower and the rest will be provided with electrical assistance.

The rumor mill is already talking about the power levels – up to 2,000 hp is touted. Additionally, the CEO showcased a new Bugatti, but in the end, it remained hidden under a veil. Of course, you, me, and other mere mortals will get to see it sometime in June this year, while a select few connoisseurs will check it out a lot sooner. No worries, though, as the rumor mill, together with the imaginative realm of digital car content creators, is not laying dormant.

Instead, many news outlets have caught wind of a quick showcase of a camouflaged prototype that was loaded onto a trailer – seemingly in preparation for the closed-door event that will have some of the one-percenters ecstatic and ready to place an order for Molsheim's all-new hypercar. Don't mind the wrap; most likely, it will come off behind closed doors – they kept it on just in case such leaks might happen. And they did, of course!

Anyway, the good folks over at CocheSpias, together with therubbertherapyofficial, have decided to look beyond the thin layer of artsy camouflage for an "approximate rendering of the upcoming Bugatti Chiron replacement." It looks positively boring, if you ask us, at least from this angle – but of course, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Besides, one needs to keep in mind to take all this CGI work with a pinch of salt because nothing is official from Bugatti just yet.

However, the rumor mill has already prepared some enticing hypothetical technical details, which include the displacement of 8.3 liters for the naturally aspirated V16 engine allegedly created by Rimac with Cosworth plus three electric motors for a total of 1,800 horsepower, most likely in the base configuration. Additionally, there's also talk of butterfly doors and an official public release on June 20, 2024.

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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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