New Bugatti model teased for 2020

Bugatti’s promising a big 2020, starting with a new model we might see at the Geneva motor show

Bugatti has teased a new model it will reveal this year to join the Chiron in its small, but perfectly formed model range. The new model was previewed on Bugatti’s social media channels, and although its identity remains a mystery, sources indicate this will not be a limited run or one-off model in the style of the Centodieci or Divo.

Although not much is visible under the cover, the extreme width and low roofline suggests it will be based on the same framework as the Chiron, leading to the possibility of an open-top version in a similar style to the previous Veyron Gran Sport.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

The previous targa-style Gran Sport model was actually built in higher numbers than the coupe, making up 242 units of the overall 450 unit build run of the Veyron. In fact Bugatti produced over three times more open-top Gran Sport Vitesse models than the Veyron Super Sport on which it was based, making the business case for a new open-top model very strong as the Chiron enters its fourth year of production. 

Like the Veyron, the Chiron’s carbon tub and aluminium subframe construction doesn’t allow for a folding roof mechanism, thanks to the huge powertrain taking up literally half of the Chiron’s footprint. Instead, the open-top Chiron will likely have a manually-removable roof panel, similar to the Veyron Gran Sport.

As Bugatti generally puts on a big show at the Geneva motor show – we saw the one-off La Voirture Noire in 2019, and the Divo a year before – we suspect this new model will follow suit and be revealed under the bright lights in early March.

Recommended

1825bhp Bugatti Bolide revealed as 310mph track-only hypercar
Bugatti

1825bhp Bugatti Bolide revealed as 310mph track-only hypercar

28 Oct 2020
New Bugatti Divo deliveries begin - £4.4m hypercar hits the road
Bugatti

New Bugatti Divo deliveries begin - £4.4m hypercar hits the road

7 Aug 2020
Bugatti Chiron, Veyron and EB110 gather for a photoshoot of dreams
Bugatti

Bugatti Chiron, Veyron and EB110 gather for a photoshoot of dreams

31 Mar 2020

Most Popular

G-Power G5M Hurricane RR takes BMW M5 to 888bhp
BMW M5 saloon

G-Power G5M Hurricane RR takes BMW M5 to 888bhp

German tuner G-Power reveals its new ultimate version of the F90 BMW M5
6 Nov 2020
Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S to match your £8m Embraer business jet
Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S to match your £8m Embraer business jet

The Porsche 911 Turbo S has been given the Exclusive Manufaktur treatment, this time, in collaboration with Embraer
6 Nov 2020
2021 Land Rover Discovery 5 updated with fresh tech and engines
Land Rover Discovery

2021 Land Rover Discovery 5 updated with fresh tech and engines

Updated Discovery receives latest JLR engines and re-emphasises its family focus
10 Nov 2020
2021 BMW iX revealed – the next big leap towards BMW’s BEV future
BMW

2021 BMW iX revealed – the next big leap towards BMW’s BEV future

500bhp all-electric SUV leads the charge for BMW’s EV range expansion
11 Nov 2020