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Rumour: Bugatti Crossover could be an EV with Rimac powertrain

Bugatti is said to be seriously considering building a crossover, which could reportedly feature an all-electric powertrain.

It’s no secret the maker of the mighty Chiron is keen to expand its product range, having previously considered a luxury sedan. However, with lackluster sedan sales globally, Bugatti is now focusing on a crossover.

According to a report earlier this year, Bugatti was considering building its luxury crossover around the Lamborghini Urus and sharing its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.

However, this has now changed, with the Volkswagen Group owned French manufacturer reportedly favouring an all-electric powertrain instead.

Additionally, Bugatti has apparently tapped VW Group sister brand Porsche, which owns 10 per cent of Croatian electric car maker, Rimac to potentially use its 1,380kW powertrain currently found in the C_Two and Pininfarina Battista.

If that fails, there’s a chance the mighty Bugatti crossover could be based around a new hypercar architecture said to be in the works for the Porsche 918 Spyder successor and a future Lamborghini.

 

Rendering by Sajdin Osmancevic

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