Speaking with Autocar, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed the company has a “team working on future projects” and hinted to “keep an eye on what we are doing in Molsheim – there will be more.”
Winkelmann declined to elaborate but the company’s test driver, Andy Wallace, has previous said the Chiron might be able to hit a top speed in excess of 280 mph (450 km/h) with specially developed Michelin tires. This sparked rumors of a Veyron Super Sport successor but nothing is official as of yet.
There’s no word on which projects Bugatti is working on but former CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer said the company is planning on a Chiron successor. While the model will still “be with us for quite some time,” Dürheimer stated 2018 will be a “pre-development year where we evaluate the different ideas” for the model.
In other interviews, Durheimer has said “The four-door car is not dead” and its future will be determined by the end of this year. He was, of course, talking about the Galibier concept which was unveiled in 2009.
The former executive has also said the company’s next hypercar will likely have some form of electrification and the automaker is studying a possible second model.