Bugatti was unsure about crossover and repeatedly kept going back and forth, but now are keen to do it. According to new report, it suggested that crossover would use an all-electric powertrain. France based luxury automaker is keen to add a second model to their current lineup and a crossover is a preferred choice. Earlier this year, another report suggested that Bugatti would build its luxurious crossover around Lamborghini Urus and might incorporate the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 unit. Nonetheless, Automobile Magazine’s Georg Kacher claimed that the crossover would instead feature an all-electric powertrain.
This powertrain could be developed alongside the research and development company Edag. The report also stated that task of building the crossover wold be given to Magna Steyr perhaps at their site situated in Graz, Austria. Bugatti took help from Volkswagen Group’s Porsche and held a talk with Croatia based electric automaker Rimac (Porsche holds 10 percent stake in the company). It was about including 1850hp powertrain that is also used on Rimac C_Two and Pininfarina Battista. At this point of time, we are unsure if it will build near 2000hp crossover whilst Chiron is still in production. Molsheim based carmaker can easily ell more than 600 units of crossovers every year.
If the company does attempt it, then it would be more powerful than Chiron, but would also make it more common and in all likelihood, more affordable. If Bugatti doesn’t get their hands on Rimac’s electric powertrain, then it might be based around a new hypercar architecture that is under work for the Porsche 918 Spyder successor and a future Lamborghini.
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