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Bugatti-Rimac merger confirmed, legendary French brand to be electrified

Bugatti and electric vehicle specialist Rimac have confirmed plans to merge under the name Bugatti-Rimac, with the deal set to be finalised in the fourth quarter of this year (October to December inclusive). Porsche – which is a fellow Volkswagen subsidiary alongside Bugatti, and currently owns a 24 per cent stake in Rimac – administered the arrangement...

2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport unveiled with 440km/h top speed and $5.5 million price tag

Volkswagen-owned hypercar manufacturer Bugatti has taken the covers of a new limited-edition model variant, known as the Chiron Super Sport. Featuring an elongated chassis, modified engine, updated aero, lighter componentry, and reworked interior, Bugatti claims the vehicle is its most drivable and versatile yet...

Iconic fuel-guzzler Bugatti gives the strongest indication yet it’s going electric

Bugatti – which is famous for producing high-performance fuel-guzzling hypercars – has given the strongest indication yet it plans to go all-electric in the not-too-distant future...

Porsche increases stake in Rimac, opens door for Bugatti takeover

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Porsche has increased its stake in Croatian brand Rimac Automobili, opening the door for a long-rumoured takeover at Bugatti. Last year CarAdvice reported an alleged agreement between the two companies could see Porsche incrementally increase its stake in Rimac to as much as 49 per cent by mid-2021...

Rimac on the verge of Bugatti acquisition, Porsche CEO claims – UPDATE

UPDATE, 3 March 2021: Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche has participated in the latest investment round at Rimac Automobili, reportedly sinking €130 million to €150 million (AU$200-230 million) into the Croatian electric vehicle venture. Recent reports suggest Porsche – which already owns 15...

Winkelmann to head Lamborghini, as VW looks to offload the Italian brand – report

Stephan Winkelmann is set to reprise his role as CEO of Lamborghini, according to German automotive news outlet Automobilwoche. Sources say his appointment will be approved overnight by Audi's management team, which oversees strategic decisions for Lamborghini. The report indicates Mr Winkelmann will retain his role as CEO of Bugatti for the time being...

Bugatti takes the wraps off 500km/h hypercar

Bugatti has released details of what it has been teasing for the past week, confirming the track-only Bugatti Bolide, a one-off concept hypercar capable of hitting 500km/h from standstill in around 20 seconds. Based on the road-going Bugatti Chiron and powered by the same W16 engine, the Bolide’s power unit has been uprated via the addition of four new turbochargers with more boost and which are claimed to have added 282kW over the outgoing turbos...

Bugatti teases radical new model

Bugatti is teasing an upcoming model, expected to launch later this month. An image – appearing to show radical X-shaped rear taillights – is accompanied on the brand's website with the caption “what if…?” The images comes seemingly out of the blue, as, just last month, Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann told media outlet Bloomberg the company had halted all product development for 2020...

Bugatti halts product development as rumours of VW sale intensify – UPDATE

Update, 8 October 2020: Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann has told media outlet Bloomberg the high-performance Volkswagen subsidiary has effectively halted all product development. "We had talks about a second-model lineup," Mr Winkelmann said. "But [this is now] blocked due to the coronavirus crisis; we’re not talking about what’s coming next...

Bugatti chief rules out platform sharing and hybrid drivetrains

Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Bugatti, has laid out his thinking for a second model, what might power it, and how it will affect the brand's exclusivity. He told Autocar any second model for the Bugatti range would be a car "to be used on a daily basis" and not "only for weekends". It has long been speculated the company is keen to add a high-performance crossover or four-door grand tourer to its lineup...

2020 Bugatti Chiron Noire: Limited-run hypercars revealed

Exclusivity is at the core of the Bugatti mystique. When it launched, the brand promised to build just 500 examples of the Chiron, making it one of the rarest vehicles on earth. But for some, even that isn’t enough. Which is where special editions like the Chiron Noire come in...