Bugatti has offered a first look at its new hypercar, set to be revealed at Monterey Car Week in California on August 19.
The French hypercar automaker has published a short teaser video of the yet-unnamed car on its social media, titled “unlock an icon”.
Throughout the 12-second video we get a glimpse at the new Bugatti’s headlight signature, which features four horizontal LED beams, as well as some of the wheel arch and bonnet contours.
We still don’t know specifics about what will power the new Bugatti, but Bugatti Rimac CEO, Mate Rimac, recently said it will have a “very interesting internal-combustion engine” and be “heavily electrified”.
Mr Rimac also said the Chiron successor is going to be the “opposite of what you expect”.
The French hypercar manufacturer ceased to be a wholly-owned entity of the Volkswagen Group in November 2021, with ownership being passed to a joint venture company called Bugatti Rimac.
Rimac Group has a 55 per cent stake in the joint venture, with Porsche owning the other 45 per cent.
For now Bugatti and Rimac will continue to operate separately, retaining their existing production facilities and distribution channels.
Although the brands will be kept separate, future vehicles will share technology.
Mr Rimac recently said as part of an interview with Automotive News Europe that next-generation Bugatti vehicles will continue to offer “really exceptional products that are not comparable with anything else on the market”.
“Bugatti is completely sold out until 2025,” he added.
The Bugatti Rimac CEO explained Bugatti’s most recent success was built around the W16 engine, which was used in the Veyron and Chiron.
The Bugatti W16 engine is almost 20 years old, and Mr Rimac labeled it “an amazing powerplant that created the hypercar business”.
Rimac Group, the parent company of Bugatti Rimac, is currently constructing its €200 million ($A289 million) headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia.
Known as the Rimac Campus, it’ll serve as the company’s international research and development (R&D) and production base for all future Rimac products, including the current Nevera and its key components.
The company has broken ground and the headquarters should be completed in 2023.
This campus will also become the home of R&D for future Bugatti models, but the French hypercar automaker will continue to product its cars at its own production facilities.
Across a 112,980 square-metre gross floor area and 197,575 square-metre site area, this complex will feature an on-site test track, museum, design, engineering, production and testing facilities, as well as a “high-end customisation” showroom, bar, restaurant, and retail spaces.
Rimac also touts there will be a gym and training centre, kindergarten, auditorium conference hall, education rooms, rooftop garden, command centre, VR-rooms and several top secret project rooms.