The prototype of the mysterious hypercar Bugatti went to tests

The prototype of the mysterious hypercar Bugatti went to tests

October 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The French automaker has brought a new track-focused hypercar to the test, virtually unlike any Bugatti product we’ve seen before. Moreover, the hypercar is completely different from the electric one.

Bugatti produces cars in small volumes, so it doesn’t deviate too much from the norm when it comes to new models. Even the 2020 Bugatti Centodieci, which is considered a separate model, uses the same platform and engine as the Chiron. But earlier this week, Bugatti unveiled a mysterious new hypercar that was unlike any of its current models. Such conclusions can be drawn from the teaser image of the taillights, the light signature of which looks more like a jet than a car.

This new model will debut on October 28, but up to this point, photo spies have managed to capture it at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France. The car is covered in white-blue-red camouflage and is very similar to the recently unveiled Lamborghini Essenza SCV12. Unlike the Chiron, this model is expected to be quite simple: even the headlights have been stripped to save weight. The massive rear wing and roof bucket and X-shaped taillights give the car the look of a racing hypercar.

Unfortunately, in the video, the driver does not strain the car too much, although at some points you can hear how it sounds. It is unlikely that Bugatti will develop a new engine specifically for this car, so the 8.0-liter W16 Chiron four-cylinder engine with over 1,500 horsepower is likely to be installed in the rear.

At the very least, the video proves that the car is not completely electric, as many expected Rimac to buy Bugatti from the Volkswagen Group and launch a high-performance electric car under the famous French brand.