Bugatti has been the gold standard of acceleration and top speeds, but with the emergence of much faster electric vehicles, their combustion engine reign might not stand for much longer. Their current mass production model, the Bugatti Chiron, had a 500 car limit. The first unit was delivered in March 2017 after the 2016 launch at the Geneva Motor Show.
May 2018 saw the 100th example delivered and the 300th unit left the factory in March this year. Now, only 40 slots are available and they have been dedicated to the Pur Sport and Super Spot versions. The Chiron Pur Sport prioritizes on handling by shedding 110.2 pounds (50 kilograms) and using firmer suspension settings while the Super Sport variant emphasizes on power by adding about 99 horsepower for a total of 1578 hp over the regular model.
However, the Chiron might be the last mass production model to utilize a combustion engine after Buggati merged with Rimac, an electric supercar marker. The merger was met with excitement for the future since Rimac’s hypercar – the Nevera – has some of the most bizarre specifications of any car, the quad motor electric vehicle boasts 1,914 hp and 1,741 pound-feet (2,360 Newton-meters) of torque. It sprints from 0-60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a mere 1.85 seconds and 0-62mph (0-100kmh) in 1.97 seconds. You might think such a fast motor setup will have a very short range per full charge but you would be wrong, it has 120-kilowatt-hour battery with a WLTP certified range of 342 miles (550 kilometers). Rimac is making just 150 of them selling at $2 million each.
The resulting car from the Bugatti and Rimac partnership is set to be unveiled by 2024, only select clients will get a sneak peak of the vehicle before the debut behind closed doors.