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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...

Bugatti boss wants to add a crossover to the range

Bugatti is reportedly keen on a more affordable and practical model for its range, which currently only consists of the Chiron and its many limited edition derivatives. Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti's CEO, has told Bloomberg the company wants to add a second model to its range...

2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ revealed

Earlier this year, Bugatti once again broke the record for the fastest road car. Andy Wallace took a modified Chiron past 300mph (482km/h) to a record 304.77mph (490.48km/h) at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. To celebrate, Bugatti is producing 30 versions of the monumental prototype, fittingly called the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+...

Bugatti Chiron tops 300mph as company looks to leave the speed record game

Bugatti has sent a modified Chiron where no near-production car has gone before, topping 300mph (482.8km/h) at the recently-resurfaced Ehra-Lessien test track. The company says its 300mph run spells the end of its obsession with top speed, having "shown several times that we build the fastest cars in the world"...

Ferdinand Piech: A short history of the man who transformed Volkswagen

Ferdinand Piech, the man who shaped the modern Volkswagen Group during his tenure as CEO and chairman, has died. In a statement to the press his wife, Ursula Piech, confirmed the former Volkswagen boss died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Sunday, European time. According to Bild and Handelsblatt, Piech and his wife were dining at a restaurant in Bavaria when he collapsed...

2020 Bugatti Centodieci leaked

Images of the new Bugatti Centodieci have leaked on the internet this week, giving us an early look at the company's super-exclusive tribute to its EB110 supercar of the 1990s. Published by Carscoops, the images show a Chiron-based hypercar with various cosmetic modifications inspired by its 25-year old relative, including the frontal treatment, the circular cutouts behind the side windows, along with the intricate tail-light pattern that mimics the rear detailing of the EB110 Super Sport...