Bugatti Spartacus SUV Looks Like Something Out Of Gotham City

According to Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the luxury hypercar-maker isn’t interested in joining the likes of Bentley or Lamborghini in building an SUV.

“There will be no SUV from Bugatti,” he said earlier this year, insisting that such a vehicle “would not do justice to the brand or its history.” Of course, Porsche could have said the same before deciding to make the Cayenne. As for Lamborghini, they actually did feel the same way.

In fact, it was Winkelmann himself who resisted such a project back when he was CEO of the Italian automaker, saying that such a vehicle would not be “a real luxury car” – at the time, a production version of the Estoque was also under consideration.

Well, anybody who follows the automotive industry closely probably knows by now that there’s no such thing as a definitive “NO”. In fact, saying no usually means “not right now,” or “not while I’m in charge” – things of that nature.

Would you bet money on Bugatti never building an SUV? We definitely wouldn’t. But what would such a car look like? Well, given what we already know about the automaker’s current design language as seen on the Chiron, we feel that this rendering by Sajdin Osmancevic represents something that could co-exist with the Chiron, while also possibly acting as a direct rival to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Also read: The World Really Doesn’t Need A Bugatti SUV – But It Might Get It

Altogether, we’ve seen a bunch of different Bugatti SUV renderings, but none as elegant as this one, dubbed Spartacus. Among its most noteworthy features we count the gigantic wheels, blacked-out A-pillars (or floating pillars), wing mirror cameras, dual-slit panoramic roof and an overall design that’s surprisingly retro.

So if Bugatti ever comes out with a real-life SUV, would you rather it be more of an Urus type of vehicle, or something larger, perhaps almost as big as a Cullinan?

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  • wait a minute

    An SUV design befitting of the Bugatti marque, i hope they make a concept car of the same.

    • Liviu Varlam

      I hope not. The wheels are too big, it’s hideous and uncomfy like that. The shapes are beautiful otherwise.

  • Benoît Etienne

    just as ugly as the Cullinnam ^__^;

  • Hamster

    looks like sporty version of London Taxi

  • JL T0x

    This would be interesting if VW decided to be bold with their existing Touareg platform.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Just when you thought there could be no uglier SUV than a Bentayga.

  • Howfarr

    If Predator drove a Bugatti

  • Six Thousand Times

    Ugly. They should do it. It would sell.

  • Bash

    I approve.

  • SteersUright

    Hell no.

  • XtremWize

    Since when is Bugatti an Italian automaker?

    Bugatti was always French until VAG bought the brand.


    It looks nearly stupid enough to look stupid in a good way.
    Make the front “face” a bit stupider and the one per cent will queue to bleed the cash they just stealed from the taxpaying masses.
    Interesting stupid times we live in.

  • Mr. EP9


  • Paul Barreaux

    yes, and even a little lower…

  • illogicalPotato

    You should really lead off the article with “This is a student render” instead of trying to push it as a real bugatti product. It’s insulting.

  • Elpatore

    this could be improved a lot but as a base its not bad…

  • Afi James

    Build it, it will sell big.

  • botornot387

    That is super sexy. It has a lot of classic lines.

  • Giziclown

    Kodo designed Bugatti🥴.

  • john1168

    That….looks….terrible. I’m fine with Bugatti making an suv if they want (they won’t for now) but hopefully it won’t look like this cause that is uuuuuugggllllyyyyyy!

  • Paulbe

    I think its great, but a little too trendy/retro for a regular Bugatti production model.

  • Dennis James

    Not entirely bad, to be honest. I would eliminate the blacked out A-pillars, though. It is a feature that never looked good. But it does fit this design.

  • Agus Hillairet

    It’s not even that bad really, the back needs a little more work, but, i dig it

  • MultiKdizzle

    Original AF, not derivative like many concepts these days.

    I could see this in the 2030s.


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