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The whisperers have it that Bugatti may be borrowing from Bentley for a new sedan. What they can't seem to pinpoint is exactly what kind of sharing the two marques will be doing, and whether or not the resulting super Bug will be a supremely high-powered four-door to compete with the Rolls-Royce Phantom. If the two brands do indeed share something, like the next Arnage's platform, for instance, that might make sense. But just a few months ago, Bugatti said that its next product would be even more expensive than the Veyron, and lead man Josef Paefgen has also said that there will be no inexpensive Bugatti.

A $400,000 sedan wouldn't be inexpensive, true, but compared to $1.6 million for a Veyron, it's a flat-out bargain. Besides, the $242,000 Arnage T, after all the bespoke options, would come perilously close to a $400K Bugatti in price, and the next Bentley Arnage is growing in order to fight the Phantom. So if a Bugatti sedan with Bentley underpinnings were that close in price to a Rolls Phantom... then who's Bentley meant to get in the ring with?

[Source: TopSpeed via German Car Blog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      They don't have to "join forces" when they're both divisions of Volkswagen AG.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Makes sense since both Bugatti and Bentley are under the Volkswagen Group anyway. Bugatti is my favorite make, please do even though I could never afford one...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly, VW (Porsche) is to battle BMW. What else is new?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That bugatti is sexy
        • 6 Years Ago
        But Rolls-Royce is invincible!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If true, this will be cool. Another uber-luxery sedan is always nice (to wish I could own!) I remember years ago there was a prototype Bugatti sedan and it was sweet looking. Read about it in an old Car and Driver magazine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol bentley versus rolls royce? theyre both under the same wing...
      • 6 Years Ago
      i wonder if the economic crisis will ever get bad enough to affect super-luxo automobile sales....doubt it
      • 6 Years Ago
      i am always confuse about who owns who what. i hate this connection thing. anyways a bentley/buggati with a 1000 hp I am sure it beats rolls royce. lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      NO! Let Bentley keep the sedans!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh please do it!! I PROMISE I'll save up!
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