It has been long rumored that the hypercar fancy folks over at Bugatti were considering development of an all-new second model to sell in the lineup. Despite record sales on the back of the new Bugatti Chiron, the Covid-19 pandemic has stalled any plans for the future car.
Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann, who moved over in 2018 from in-house pals Lamborghini and Audi Sport, confirmed to Bloomberg TV that the boutique automaker’s development team had done work on a potential second model.
The boss cited market instability due to the global Covid-19 pandemic for added pressure ahead of an important upcoming financial review from Bugatti parent-company Volkswagen Group as a factor in halting development of the new car. From Bloomberg:
The decision was prompted by the damage inflicted on the car industry by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bugatti chief Stephan Winkelmann said in a Bloomberg