It's Time to Say Goodbye to the Bugatti W16

The Bugatti Chiron Sport will be the last of the W16 engine

The Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann has said that the Bugatti Chiron Sport will be the "last of its kind". This is mostly due to stricter emission laws which will eventually kill off the bigger engines. This is mainly why so many car manufacturers have already switched to using smaller engines with turbochargers. Even Lamborghini (the epitome of the V12) will be moving to hybrid technology in the coming years.

Mr. Winkelmann also said "There will be no new 16 cylinder. This will be the last of its kind". I remember seeing a W16 engine in person at a museum in Berlin and it was by far the biggest engine I have ever seen in my life (considering I was used to a 1.3 Ford KA engine). It's amazing to see one of these in person and to think it will soon be extinct, is a sad thought.

Will you miss the undeniably great W16?

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Comments (5)

  • I am sure that there will be a more complex replacement - the W16 is more about uniqueness and bragging right than anything. I am sure the engineers could easily get the 1,500 bhp out of an engine with half the cylinders

      2 years ago
  • I've seen and heard some in person and they have a special sound. A unique grumbling purr.

      2 years ago
  • I will miss it. Its unique, an absolute powerhouse and as majestic as the Bugatti brand. I wonder what they will use in the next model. I guess a V12 hybrid.

      2 years ago
  • The end of an era perhaps?!

      2 years ago