Bugatti is preparing an electric track hypercar

Bugatti is preparing an electric track hypercar

September 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Shortly after the sensational news that the Volkswagen Group might sell Bugatti to Croatian electric car maker Rimac, reports emerged that the French manufacturer could soon unveil an all-electric hypercar.

Media have speculated that a production-ready version of the Vision Le Mans concept with an all-electric propulsion system will launch in October. In addition, a few days ago, some publications received confirmation that such a car is indeed preparing for launch.

Little is known about the upcoming track-only hypercar at this point, but if it is indeed fully electric and if a potential deal between VW Group, Bugatti and Rimac takes place, it would be reasonable to assume that the latest limited version of Bugatti will use an electric powertrain from Rimac.

The use of an electric motor could make the extreme design of the Vision Le Mans viable, as there would be no need to insert a traditional engine and transmission into an aerodynamic body. According to experts, the all-electric Vision Le Mans “will serve as a demonstration of the technologies of the future.”

Be that as it may, a potential link between the Volkswagen Group and Rimac has not been confirmed, but neither has it explicitly been denied. The deal is believed to mean the VW Group will hand over the Bugatti to Rimac in exchange for increasing Porsche’s current stake in Rimac from 15.5% to 49%.