• Jul 17, 2009
Further evidence that Bugatti has a new product planned for its centenary celebration at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September comes by way of PistonHeads in the U.K., which offers up this image of the rear of what may or may not be a vehicle called the Bordeaux. Of course, before we pull this one completely out of the rumormill file, we'll need either official word from Bugatti or an actual picture of the party invitation that this car supposedly graces.

Assuming for a moment that this image is the real deal, we see some interesting tidbits from which to glean tantalizing details of the future car. While we're still not certain if this could be the World's Ultimate Sedan, some bizarre sort of shooting brake, or even a supercar to replace to Veyron (or none of the above), but the thin strip of brake light right down the center reminds us of the dorsal seam from the iconic Type 57SC Atlantic – certainly a fitting way to recollect the French automaker's first 100 years in business.

Note, too, the inclusion of eight rather obvious exhaust tips at the rear of the car, which reinforces speculation that this vehicle will be powered by Bugatti's current 8.0-liter W16 powerplant. If that's the case, we'd also expect the Veyron's all-wheel-drive system and active aerodynamics to keep the ridiculously powerful car from going airborne. As much fun as it is to speculate, we look forward to getting official word from Bugatti as Frankfurt draws nearer.

[Source: PistonHeads]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it, Volkswagen is amazing
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hell the Nissan maxima has 4 exhuast and it only has a V6.

      Its only right if this car gets the W16 these 8 exhaust would be a proper fit in foretelling the powerful engine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The tip of the hat to the T-57 Atlantic is pure genius. The brand needs a bit more connection to those legendary days and this, as a front-engine uber-GT could do just that.

      Can't wait to see it in full.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing screams "Ricer!" more than excessive amount of exhaust pipes. Now officially brought to you by Crapgatti.

      Veyron was already a complete failure and disgrace to the original Bugatti, and the only amazing things about it was the price tag and the fact that there seems to be more "special editions" on the road than stock cars. I have a bad gut feeling that this new car will be even worse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hah, and one of the comments on PistonHeads sums it up nicely :D

        http://www.barryboys.co.uk/photos10/dmc05082007saxo6blackrear.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        My guess is its just another special edition of the Veyron. I highly doubt its a sedan. There would be almost no demand for a car like that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow, you sir are retarded. A complete failure? I think not. They are selling all they can make. So what if there are special editions? How in the hell is that something so terrible? You're right, the ONLY thing amazing about it is the price tag, not that it is the most powerful, fastest, quickest, most advanced road car in the history of the world. That's all crap, you're right. Do you realize how stupid you sound?

        Mike, it can't be another veyron, looks nothing like it from the rear. I hope it's a sedan, that would be very cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      8 tips? Bugatti is going Star Wars on us.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't think there are enough tailpipes.
      I am just stating that for the record.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Somewhere in the middle east someone just creamed his pants.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's been done before. The Tucker had multiple exhaust tips and, quite frankly, they fit the art-deco design of the Tucker far better than they'll look on a 21st century car(!).
      • 5 Years Ago
      What' wrong with 8 when you have 16 cylinders and 4 turbos? The size of each tip would be pretty damn large for a 4 exhaust tip setup to provide the same reduction in backpressure. Let's not forget that with 4 turbos backpressure can be the difference between a good hundred horses if not more. They probably tried out 4 and found it was too overbearing and ostentatious.

      Just for comparison, an R35 GT-R has 1.5 cylinders per exhaust tip (so relatively more tips than this Bugatti) and 2 tips per turbo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I forgot where I read this but the Veyron's square exhaust is one of 3, the other 2 are behind the bumper. That's a lot of fumes...
      • 5 Years Ago
      so ... nobody's gonna critisize the rear lights for looking similar to aston martins?

      oh wait. i just did.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Eight exhaust pipes....really? Is that even necessary?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry. HOW many exhaust outlets????

      r u cereal
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sometimes less is more (Audi RS's dual oval vs. S's quad circles).
        • 5 Years Ago
        D:
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