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There Might Be A New, Cheaper Bugatti Atlantic

1y ago

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Right now, Bugatti's model lineup is sort of limited to just the one car, the Chiron. And it's very nice. It's fast, it's comfortable, it's well-made, and with those four turbochargers, it's great on gas too. But since it stickers around $2.5 million, it can be quite costly if you don't find a good lease deal from your local Bugatti place.

Enter the Atlantic, the subject of a fresh rumor brought to us by Automobile's Georg Kacher:

"Tentatively named Atlantic, the second Bugatti offering will likely be a two-door 2+2-seater genetically connected to the Lamborghini Nuova E-spada. Both models are short-wheelbase evolutions of the 680 hp Panamera Turbo S plug-in hybrid.

"Such a striking 2+2 coupé would probably sell in larger numbers if marketed as Porsche 929, but Bugatti and Lambo need high-end green products more urgently, and will command even higher prices, while using the Porsche-developed MSB architecture. Both coupés will of course get bespoke uppers and interiors."

TL;DR: Bugatti wants to break into the pleb market with a 2-door 2+2 GT car, named after the Ettore Bugatti's wartime supercoupe, the Type 57SC Atlantic. It'll probably share some mechanical bits with Lamborghini and the Porsche Panamera, but have a shorter wheelbase as it's not a full-size sedan. Since it's a Bugatti, it will probably still cost more than a San Francisco penthouse, but will appeal to hedge fund managers and boxing champions who want a little more space to transport their canvas duffle bags full of money.

I can't wait to pick one up in three years for even more than the original owner spent. Let my kids pay for college themselves.

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