Ettore Bugatti (1881–1947) was the legendary founder of the Bugatti and remains famous to this day for his visionary designs.
Bugatti has changed radically changed direction and ownership.
On December 22, 1998, Volkswagen established Bugatti Automobiles SAS as a French-registered, wholly-owned subsidiary.
On November 2 2021, Rimac Automobili officially joined forces with Bugatti Automobiles under the recently announced company, Bugatti Rimac.
The Bugatti Chiron is currently in production, and its replacement announced in 2024 and will go into production in 2026.
It has now been all but confirmed that the new hypercar’s cylinder count halved from the W16 to a V8, and hybrid technology utilised.
In August of this year, Stephan Winkelmann dropped several hints about Bugatti considering an SUV, the Spartacus.
The Bugatti Spartacus is a concept SUV designed by Sajdin Osmancevic, a veteran of the car rendering world and described as a ‘Luxurious Hyper-SUV of the Future’.
VW shareholders were not prepared to support any previous plans to fund the development of an SUV.
With the success of the Lamborghini Urus, Ferrari Purosangue, Aston Martin DBX, Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and let’s not forget the Porsche Cayenne, there is a rising Global demand.
New ownership. With Mate Rimac’s (Bugatti Rimac’s CEO) innovative approach and knowledge coupled with the chairmanship of Stephan Winkelmann, a new force in the SUV.market is probable.
The Bugatti Spartacus is still a concept.
A word from the naysayers, ‘Buying a luxury SUV is the automotive equivalent of wearing a Rolex to check the time on your smartphone.’