Bugatti CEO Hints At Future Models, Says “There Will Be More”

Bugatti recently used the Geneva Motor Show to introduce the Chiron Sport and it appears there could be a handful of other models on the horizon.

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.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    Bugatti should make a line up of regular cars. There is enough room between 500K€ and a 1M€ above Bentley in terms of luxury and Lamborghini in terms of speed oriented performance inside the Volkswagen group for it.
    All the components are already there, the MSB platform from Porsche or the W12 engine from Bentley which can be pushed to 1000 hp with hybridation. They can easily make a 4 door limousine, an SUV and a supercar below the Chiron. The Chiron would remain a halo hypercar above other models.

    • Erzhik

      That would devalue the brand.

    • BobV12

      It is the last noble, pure breed european brand, being part of the VW group is enough. Bugatti does not deserve this, it deserves to reinvent the automobile with each new model.

      • i agree.
        The Veyron’s initial purpose was to push the brand as the flagship of the VW group without financial consideration.
        but time changes…
        we even have a lambo SUV now.

      • Elmediterraneo

        Does Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche or even Ferrari are devalued now they all want their own SUV ? No their sports and luxury cars are still considered as the best cars in the world and their brand image are always stronger than ever. Whether you like it or not the SUV is become a luxury product and that’s not stopping Rolls-Royce to make the Phantom, Ferrari or Lamborghini to makes sportscars, they’re still there ! Stop that fake conservative thinking we’re not in the 1990’s anymore.
        I don’t see how Bugatti’s brand can be devalued by exploiting a hidden potential by making a 4 door, an SUV and a supercar still being more exclusive than any Bentley or Lamborghini inside the Volkswagen group. I want to see a Bugatti that I can drive or even get someday by being wealthy enough, I’m not interested in a 4,5 or 10 Million € speculation asset as the Chiron or any other sleeping hypercar.

        • BobV12

          I’m not against a Bugatti SUV or 4 doors (i was in love at the first sight with the Galibier). But these new vehicles cannot be “regular”, made from the VW part bin. They have to do more than that for the sake of heritage.

      • Elmediterraneo

        Without Volkswagen there wouldn’t be any Bugatti anymore…

        • BobV12

          That’s not a reason to make a mess of it

  • LWOAP

    So does this means there is a chance we could get a modern successor to the Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe?

    Naaah, that ain’t happening. At best we might get something like the Galibier.

  • benT

    Pretty in Pink !!

    • Bo Hanan

      What do you do with it after the show?

      • benT

        sell it to my grandmother

        • Bo Hanan

          i see your grandmother in your avatar- perhaps she would purchase it.

          • benT

            If you think that is me then you are mistaken. Further, if you think the woman there is related to me then you ARE mistaken. If you think either of those things then – look at your own avatar and you will see a blank shadow of an individual with zero brains. Is THAT who YOU are??
            On your own assessment of my avatar then YES you are blank’n’brainless!!
            Brighten up young chap!!

  • AxlRock

    Bugatti, can you please do the top speed test before bringing on any other new cars?

  • It’s a worse kept secret, the next model would be 2+2 GT called Atlantic, It would be hybrid shared from Mission E architecture and would be 500 grands top.

    The Galibier was Durheimer personal project, but with him out we probably won’t see it.

  • Six_Tymes

    its so cool. this color combination is perfect for this model.

  • well done Winkelmann, all the drama to reveal nothing.

  • Bash

    Ok, bring them on, I’m ready.

  • Chad L

    Bugatti SUV would be good

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