• Aug 18, 2009
For some time now speculation about Bugatti's next megacar has been running rampant. The car world got nice and teased recently when a "teaser" shot of a new Bug got itself "leaked." Named the Bordeaux, very little is known about the concept past the point that it has eight tailpipes. However, Dr Franz-Josef Pfaegen, lord of Bugatti's Molsheim manor, sat down with Autocar and spilled some high priced beans.

Turns out that the Bordeaux is in fact most likely a four-door, and Bugatti will be showing the car to existing customers to gauge their reaction and make sure the Bordeaux is the type of vehicle the company should be building. That said, Pfaegen wants to crush rumors that the Bordeaux will share parts with the new Bentley Mulsanne into dust. Says Pfaegen, "A Bugatti saloon will have different dimensions and be a completely different concept. In fact it's hard to find any similarities at all [with the Mulsanne]."

However, as both high end marques are owned by Volkswagen, we wouldn't be surprised if a bit of platform sharing took place beneath the surface. Whatever it is, the eight pipes lead us to speculate that high performance is the Bordeaux's raison d'etre. Especially as it will probably be packing the Veyron's quad-turbo, 8.0-liter 1,000+ hp W16.

We don't have any info on the other two concepts at this time, except that one of the three will indeed be Bugatti's next model. We'll go ahead and guess that one of the remaining two is Veyron 2.0. Especially as the Grand Sport Sang Bleu is the last of the special edition Veyrons. Plus, with 250 out of the 300 total Veyrons already built and sold, mega-performance hypercars might just be Bugatti's preferred niche. As for the possible third concept, we don't know. Though, if we were in charge of conceptual Bugattis, a new Royale would be in the works. If you have any guesses as to what the third Bugatti concept might be, shout it in the comments below.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Pfaegen, "A Bugatti saloon will have different dimensions and be a completely different concept. In fact it's hard to find any similarities at all [with the Mulsanne]."

      Oh really? See here then: http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=164&Itemid=1
      • 5 Years Ago
      with the torque on that engine maybe its a truck...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hate to say it but an "ultimate crossover" on the Q7 platform fits into the bugatti lineup very well alongside a Veyron 2.0 and the Bordeaux 4 door sports coupe.

      • 5 Years Ago
      a hybrid premium subcompact getting 22mpg combined.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would love to see a modern interpretation of the Type 57 Atlantic. More of an ultimate front-engined GT cruiser with plenty of luggage space to fit in with the hypercar Veyron and uber sedan Bordeaux.

      The only other one I would love to see is a modern Type 35C. It doesn't need the quad turbo nonsense, but make it as insanely lightweight as possible. Maybe leverage the RS6's twin turbo V-10 for "only" 600hp in a spartan, high-tech, lightweight (2500 lbs?) package to give you a more raw experience. Center seating position, inconel exhaust, the works.

      Those are two Bug's I'd love to see.
        • 5 Years Ago
        RG - it was exactly the first thing that popped into my head as well when i read this.

        an updated Atlantic would be phenomenal...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have actually been in contact with Dr. Franz-Josef Paefegen and have it on good news that the Bordeaux is a super luxury line and with the news it will not share the chassis of the Bentley Mulsannehas now been stated, but honestly how much of this can we say is true, Bugatti can not afford to build another expensive stand alone model, the only way this is possible if this model is of more convential building, so expect this model to possibly be based on large aluminum spaceframe and powered by the quad-turbo 8.0liter W-16 possibly featuring direct injection to make it cut emissions over all. The second model is a true Veyron successor, this model is likely to use a aluminum spaceframe shared with Lamborghini/Audi and powered by a new engine completely, this model will closely resemble Project Lydia, and will likely be a mid-engined LeMans racer for the road. The third model will be a 2 seat sportscar with the engine placed upfront, it will likely carry theeither a new twin-turbo V-8 or a version of the W-16. This model will also come in coupe and roadster. I have heard that at least all three models will be shown at the Centenaire Celebration in Septemeber for the guest to put a offical stamp of approval on the ones they would like to see in production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      MOAR PIPES!

      so i always thought the veyron, despite specs and awe, was ugly. this appears poised to one-up it, apparently.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It will be a crossover...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like how the third brake like goes vertical, but the exhaust look like someone took it to mexico
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually the exhaust looks like a Tucker, same with the rest of the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought the exotic car world was almost getting over the notion of 'more exhaust pipes = better'. This thing has 8!
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