New information has surfaced online about a the Bugatti that will allegedly be revealed during the Monterey Car Week next month.
Rumors about a new Bugatti launching in August first surfaced four weeks ago and the company’s head of communications, Tim Bravo, swiftly confirmed to Carscoops that the French automaker would indeed have a premiere at the Monterey Car Week, but wouldn’t elaborate.
Now, it is being reported that the new Bugatti in question will be inspired by the iconic EB 110 SS from the early 1990s. As we are unable to substantiate this report, we recommend you take it with a grain of salt, but we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if it were true.
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The report states that Molsheim will build just 10 examples of its EB 110 SS-inspired hypercar, each priced at an eye-watering €8 million ($8.9 million). That would make it about $3 million more expensive than the Divo, which was presented at last year’s Monterey event, and second only to the $19 million commanded by the one-off La Voiture Noire presented earlier this year.
Whatever Bugatti is cooking up, we know that it will be based on the Chiron, meaning it will feature a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine with at least 1478 HP. It is possible this figure could go up for this limited-edition model, but we think it’s more likely that most of the modifications will be visual.
Some have called the frequent launch of Chiron-based models the ‘Stephan Winkelmann effect’, as the former chief executive of Lamborghini (and current Bugatti boss) made a name for himself for giving the go-ahead to limited-run Aventador-based models such as the Veneno and Centenario.