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March 3, 2024

Bugatti Shows Off Electrified V16 Engine

Bugatti may have sent off its quad-turbocharged W16 engine, but it looks like they’re not exactly done with that unique engine configuration. Ending years of speculation, Bugatti has just announced a new 16-cylinder engine, but this time, with a V configuration.

Whereas the previous W16 was basically a pair of narrow-angle V8s, the new V16 will be composed of two inline-8s. Notably, Bugatti isn’t the first company to build a V16 engine, Cadillac famously used one in the 1930s. That said, there isn’t a single V16-powered new car currently on the market.

Bugatti’s announcement hasn’t revealed any technical specification, but the new engine looks to sport lots of carbon fiber which will play a role in cutting down its weight. Furthermore, the French hypercar brand did confirm earlier that it will be electrified. Reports suggest having up to three electric motors with a combined output around 1,800 horsepower. It will also be capable of running on electric power alone for short distances.

The new model, which will debut in June, is built around a new monocoque. However, in terms of design, don’t expect it to be that radically different compared to current Bugatti models.

You can hear how the new V16 engine sounds like below:

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