Bugatti has less than 40 build locations remaining before the Chiron completes its production of 500 units. The automaker said demand for the hypercar increased in the third quarter of 2021, notably doubling in China year on year.
The Chiron made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as a long-awaited replacement for the Veyron. The first customer delivery took place in March 2017. By May 2018, Bugatti had already delivered the 100th unit of the hypercar. The 300th Chiron left the factory in March 2021.
The only Chiron variants still available to order are the Pur Sport and Super Sport. Compared to the launch model, the Pur Sport emphasizes handling by dropping 110.2 pounds (50 kilograms) and using firmer suspension settings. The Super Sport emphasizes horsepower by adding approximately 99 horsepower (74 kilowatts) for a total of 1,578 hp (1,177 kW) over the regular model.
Earlier in 2021, Bugatti merged with electric hypercar maker Rimac, with a contribution from Porsche. This suggests that the future of the brand could be fascinating, but probably marks the end of building combustion vehicles.
Rumor has it that the first vehicle from this partnership could have its public premiere in 2024. For what is sure to be a vehicle priced well in excess of $ 1 million, Bugatti customers should see the model behind closed doors for some time. before. the beginnings. Unfortunately, there is a glaring lack of details available on the vehicle at this point.
Judging by the Rimac Nevera, there are very good reasons to be excited about the next Bugatti. The electric hypercar delivers an incredible 1,914 horsepower (1,408 kW) and 1,741 pound-feet (2,360 Newton-meters). This brings it to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 1.85 seconds. The 120 kilowatt-hour battery has a WLTP range of 342 miles (550 kilometers). Rimac only manufactures 150.