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Bugatti range could expand with a crossover

Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti CEO, says the company could expand its range with a new crossover model. He confirmed to Automotive News Europe at the recent Paris motor show the ultra-luxury marque is actively considering such an addition, although he gave no indication of how close the company is to making a decision...

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Chiron could go fastest, but probably won't - Bugatti boss
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Chiron could go fastest, but probably won't - Bugatti boss

Bugatti has held the bragging rights of producing the world's fastest production car for most of the 21st century, but new CEO, Stefan Winkelmann, says he doesn't see the speed record as being integral to the future of the brand. Despite having a quad-turbocharged W16 engine making 223kW more than the one in the Veyron Grand Sport, the Chiron is currently pegged to at a lower top speed, with production versions limited to 420km/h...


Bugatti wants to do second model, most likely an SUV
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Bugatti wants to do second model, most likely an SUV

Stephan Winkelmann has a record of moving luxury brands in new directions – the Lamborghini Urus was his brainchild – but also getting things done quickly. He only started as Bugatti CEO in January this year, but the limited-to-40 Divo was formally unveiled just eight months later at Pebble Beach...


Bugatti: W16 engine 'the last of its kind', considering hybrid future
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Bugatti: W16 engine 'the last of its kind', considering hybrid future

The quad-turbocharged 1103kW W16 engine powering the Bugatti Chiron, and now also the Divo, will likely be regarded as the pinnacle of internal combustion outputs by future generations. It will also be the last of its kind. Power outputs for the monster mill have grown steadily since it was introduced in the Veyron 13 years ago, and may well expand further, but Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed it won't be replaced once its time is up...


Full-scale Lego Bugatti Chiron can actually be driven
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Full-scale Lego Bugatti Chiron can actually be driven

The Bugatti Chiron has joined the all-electric crowd, although not quite in the mind-meltingly-fast way we've come to expect from a modern Bugatti. The full-size Lego Chiron consists over a million Lego Technic pieces, all of which were snapped into place, with no glue required during assembly. And you thought the 400 piece car you gave your nephew for Christmas was tricky...


Bugatti Divo unveiled
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Bugatti Divo unveiled

The Bugatti Divo has been unveiled at The Quail gathering, a part of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. Sporting a completely revised body, Bugatti says the Divo revives the company's coachbuilding tradition, where it used to mount unique bodies on an existing chassis...


Bugatti Divo teased days ahead of unveiling - video
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Bugatti Divo teased days ahead of unveiling - video

Bugatti has teased the Divo once again, ahead of its global reveal this Friday at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Posted to the company's Facebook page, the clip shows a winding road with a bellowing engine note as the backing track, which we're assuming is a version of the 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 used in the Chiron...


Bugatti Divo silhouette teased
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Bugatti Divo silhouette teased

Bugatti has offered a final peek at the upcoming Divo, giving us a glimpse at the hypercar's silhouette before its reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance later this week From what we can see, the Divo will have its own uniquely-styled body, even though it will be based on the platform and running gear of the Chiron...


2019 Bugatti Divo teased again
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2019 Bugatti Divo teased again

Bugatti has given us another peek at the hotted-up, Chiron-based Divo ahead of its full reveal at Monterey Car Week in California. The new Divo, which will be fully revealed on August 24, will be lighter and more handling-focused than the Chiron, with more downforce for "significantly better handling properties" and more g-forces at full noise...


Bugatti Chiron gains 'Sky View' option
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Bugatti Chiron gains 'Sky View' option

Bugatti has added a new Sky View option to the Chiron, letting a bit of extra light into the lives of its pampered customers. The option, which is available to order now, consists of two laminated glass panels over the front seats. Measuring 65cm long and 44cm wide, the panels are fixed presumably because sunroofs at 400km/h seem like a recipe for disaster...


Bugatti Chiron recalled for airbag fix
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Bugatti Chiron recalled for airbag fix

It appears even the ultra-rich are affected by manufacturing defects... The Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for faulty side airbag inflators, and you'll be interested to know how the marque plans to conduct the repairs. According to the NHTSA's Safety Recall Report, just two examples of the quad-turbo hypercar have been recalled, both based on the US, due to improperly-installed heat shields for the side airbags...


Bugatti Divo: New hypercar is 'made for corners'
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Bugatti Divo: New hypercar is 'made for corners'

Bugatti has officially confirmed the new, limited-run Divo, and will debut at the Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California, on August 24, US time. Bugatti claims the Divo will be lighter and more agile than the Chiron, with more downforce for "greater g-forces" and "significantly better handling properties". Remember, the base car is no slouch...


What's it like to crash a Bugatti Veyron? - Video
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What's it like to crash a Bugatti Veyron? - Video

The idea of being a test driver for someone like Bugatti sounds glamorous, but it's also a risky game. The test-driver in question here, Loris Bicocchi, was involved in developing the Veyron, having previously had a hand in the final Lamborghini Countach, Pagani Zonda, Bugatti EB110 and Koenigsegg CCX...


Bugatti Chiron gets the Lego treatment
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Bugatti Chiron gets the Lego treatment

Bugatti has become the latest manufacturer to team up with Lego for a brick-by-brick recreation of its car. Made up of 3599 pieces, the 1:8 Chiron model features a number of working, mechanical elements. Measuring 14cm tall, 56cm long and 25cm wide, building the toy Chiron won't be the work of a moment...


Bugatti Chiron: 100th hypercar produced
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Bugatti Chiron: 100th hypercar produced

Bugatti has celebrated the production and delivery of its 100th Chiron, marking one fifth of the hypercar's 500-unit manufacturing run. Number 100 will be delivered to a customer from the Arabian Peninsula, finished in a matte dark blue carbon – it's the first time a matte version of this colour has been supplied – accented by Italian red side lines...


Bugatti Chiron: Round-the-clock monitoring allows 'customer concierge'
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Bugatti Chiron: Round-the-clock monitoring allows 'customer concierge'

Connected cars have been 'a thing' for a while now, with live traffic updates and vehicle-to-vehicle warnings becoming prevalent, but Bugatti is taking things a step further in the Chiron. Every Chiron is constantly feeding information back to the company's headquarters in Molsheim, keeping technicians updated on vital information 24/7...


Volkswagen Group management shuffled under new CEO
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Volkswagen Group management shuffled under new CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced a significant executive restructure, as it chases "more efficient" management under new CEO, Dr. Herbert Diess. As reported earlier this week, Matthias Muller has 'stepped down' from his position as CEO, less than three years after taking on the role amid the Dieselgate storm...


Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...


2008 Bugatti Veyron review
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2008 Bugatti Veyron review

Back in 2008, Alborz and Tony became the first Australian journos to drive the now legendary Bugatti Veyron. Revisit the story here.


2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport revealed
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2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport revealed

If there's one thing Bugatti knows how to do, it's speed. The Veyron was fast, the Veyron Super Sport was faster and then, just when you thought there was no more 'fast' to go around, the Volkswagen Group's performance darling unveiled the Chiron. Now, the fastest Bugatti has been made faster around a circuit, thanks to a strict diet and a new Sport badge...