Bugatti has rightfully been established as one of the world’s most revered luxury and exotic car producers. Add to that a storied history of Grand Prix motor racing successes in the earlier half of the 20th century, and you have a brand with a heritage as powerful and valuable as its automobiles.
In the modern era, the French automaker has become most well known through its flagship ultra-high-performance hypercar - the Bugatti Veyron - which was first released in 2006. Since then, the car has been succeeded by a new model known as the Bugatti Chiron as recently as 2016.
In 2021, Bugatti entered a new chapter through establishing a partnership with Rimac, the Croatian boutique automaker which took the world by storm in recent decade, establishing itself as a leading force in electric mobility. The Bugatti-Rimac partnership hints at some form of electrification in the future, but not before the marvelous W16 engine reaches new heights, as per the the new company's CEO, Mate Rimac.
It could be argued that Bugatti might as well be a single-model make, but the lineup definitely boasts enough credentials to be considered much more than a mere one-trick-pony. 2023 is actually a very interesting year for Bugatti, as there are technically no new models based on the Chiron being released, only cars being produced to finish up the Chiron's end of life special editions.
Bugatti did announce that the next release model, the Mistral, a hyper-roadster, would be a 2024 model year car, and all 99 order slots have been filled at the astonishingly steep price of €5 million ($5,379,750 USD in 2023). The only other car that is being made in 2023, apart from the Chiron's last models before the production line starts on the Mistral, is the track only Bolide, at €4 million each, with all 40 slots already bought up back in 2021.