Final Design of Bugatti’s Next Hypercar Revealed

Bugatti is set to make some big changes to its next hypercar. Achim Anscheidt, who recently stepped down from his post as Bugatti's chief of design, revealed to Autocar that the Chiron successor will be shown for the first time in 2022 and production will commence in 2026. The biggest change to the new model is the switch from the W-16 engine that Bugatti is known for to a hybrid V-8 setup, taking advantage of the company's merger with the electric hypercar specialists at Rimac.

While the powertrain is getting an overhaul, the car will still be recognizable as a Bugatti thanks to the signature horseshoe grille and C-shaped side bodywork. Aldo Maria Sica, Bugatti's interior designer, has said that the interior won't stray too far from the Chiron, with elegant designs and ornate controls, although the car may feature a large central touchscreen for the infotainment system.

The Chiron successor should be lighter than its predecessor due to the switch to a V-8 powertrain, although it will undoubtedly be incredibly expensive, much like the previous limited-edition Mistral, which cost $5 million. After the Chiron successor arrives, Bugatti will turn its attention to its first electric car, which is expected to draw heavily on the company's partnership with Rimac.