The surging prominence of SUVs worldwide have prompted elite automakers likes Bentley and Rolls Royce to come up with high riding products but VW-owned Bugatti has firmly said that it won’t join the bandwagon. Talking to Car and Diver at The Quail motorsport gathering in the US, the French hypercar maker’s CEO Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed that Bugatti will focus on remaining ‘ultra sharp’ with only super sportscars.
He also said that hypercars, by definition, have only two seats, implying that there won’t be a 4-seat Bugatti even in the future. The Bugatti 16 C Galibeir four door concept which was showcased in 2009 will not enter production since it doesn’t fit the brand’s image.
Talking about the upcoming hypercar which is tentatively called as Chiron, Durheimer revealed that it will have a higher top speed that its predecessor which became the world’s fastest production car with a top speed of 431 kmph (Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition). The new Bugatti will receive stronger brakes, and offer better driveability and usability on track.
Bugatti had teased its next creation via a video and the camouflaged prototypes were spotted in the US where they reportedly went for a private unveil. Chiron is expected to make its world premiere at next year’s Geneva Motor Show in March.
Via – blog.caranddriver.com