What you’re looking at could be a new Bugatti model which we thought may never see the light of day; a four-door.
This single image was published on Twitter, though it has since been removed. However, Carscoops’ reader Marco saved it and sent it over to us.
“He didn’t provide any other information with the post, but you can see the outline of a horseshoe-shaped front grill and Chiron-like headlights,” said Marco. “There doesn’t look to be enough space underneath the front bonnet for a W16, or maybe a V8 even. My guess would be that the car is all-electric, whether just a concept, a commissioned one-off or a production car.
The car was apparently snapped outside Bugatti’s Design Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Up front, similarities between this vehicle and the Chiron are obvious with the marque’s familiar horseshoe grille and headlights which appear identical to the Chiron. However, the car’s wheelbase appears significantly longer and there seems to be side windows much larger than you’d expect to find on a coupe. The roof also seems more elongated than existing Bugatti models.
So what exactly are we looking at?
All indications point towards it being some kind of previously-unseen Bugatti. This could mean it is a concept or a production model but it definitely appears large enough to comfortably hold four passengers.
One curious thing about the vehicle pictured is that if it is a sedan, the short front-end clearly isn’t large enough to support an engine, ruling out the possibility of the vehicle being a direct descendant of the front-engine Galibier concept from almost a decade ago. Instead, it appears as if the vehicle adopts a mid-engine layout.
In an interview with Automotive News last year, former Bugatti president Wolfgang Durheimer said the idea of a four-door Bugatti isn’t dead and appeared to leave the door open for the Chiron’s successor to be a sedan of some kind.