Could the Bugatti Royale Come Back as an Electric Sedan?


Bugatti Royale
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It Seems to be a Possibility

Bugatti may seek to expand its portfolio and add a new car to its lineup. The car wouldn’t be so preoccupied with utter speed, though it would likely still be a formidable performer. The most likely possibility? The Bugatti Royale. For those who don’t know, the Bugatti Royale, or Type 41 was a long and luxurious sedan from the 1920s and ’30s. The company might bring the name back with the old car as its inspiration and electricity as its source of power.

According to CAR, Bugatti plans to use the Porsche J1 platform that underpins the Porsche Taycan and stretch it so it’s an even longer vehicle. Obviously, it would feature a fully electric powertrain. The car isn’t expected until 2023. Part of the reason is because of the fact that solid-state battery technology will be at the point where Bugatti will want to utilize it for the car.

Solid state batteries replace the liquid or gel conductive material in current batteries with a solid material. This helps improves battery performance, increasing range and lowering charge times. CAR also noted that the Royale, or e-Royale as is honestly more appropriate, will likely have somewhere around 870 hp, which would put the Porsche Taycan to shame.

The car will also probably have some serious self-driving technology and an interior full personalized to the buyer’s taste. 2023 might seem like it’s still a long way’s off, but the next Bugatti Royale will be here before you know it. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted on any new information.