Bunk or a Rumor Worth Listening to?
We recently reported that Bugatti wants to add to its lineup. At the time of that report, there was no indication as to what that vehicle might be. However, now it seems the automaker could be looking at a crossover coupe as its next model. The crossover coupe could be based on the Lamborghini Urus, according to CAR magazine.
The publication revealed that there is a proposal for such a vehicle that is awaiting sign-off from the high-level executives at VW. VW and Bugatti have said nothing of this, so there’s a chance it’s not true or that the company will not sign off on it and we’ll hear nothing else of it. With that in mind, with the way the automotive market is currently going, it would make sense for the automaker to do so.
Stephan Winkelmann, the head of Bugatti, previously worked on the Urus, so it would make sense. Also, the model is a true force to be reckoned with. It has a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of about 190 mph.
If Bugatti were to tap the Urus for its own crossover, the reports indicate that it will be a smaller, two-door crossover that’s even more extreme in terms of performance. As Carscoops points out, there is the opportunity to hybridize the powertrain and still use the engine from the Urus to bring the power output closer to 1,000 hp.
All this goes against what Winkelmann said of the upcoming vehicle. As we reported a few days ago, Winkelmann seemed pretty adamant about the car having its own platform, and keeping it unique to the Bugatti brand. With that said, we could see Bugatti coming up with its own platform and then using things like the engine from the Urus. Time will tell, but reports indicated a 2023 projected date for the vehicle. Bugatti better get moving if it wants to make that happen.