It has been many years since there were rumors of a Bugatti sedan that would support the Chiron and offer an even more luxurious alternative to the sedans offered by Rolls-Royce or Bentley. After the hypothetical Galibier, whose brand today presented a design with the concept of the same name, which was presented in 2009 the mythical Royale that could reappear, The information comes from the British magazine For, based on statements by brand manager Stephan Winkelmann.
The Alsatian company, however, would not use the W16 engine for this new car would consume electricity, This Bugatti family would take over the platform of the Porsche Taycan, but would have more generous dimensions to justify its limousine status. It would of course have a full transmission and developed almost 880 hp. The use of hard batteries It is also considered that this technology promotes autonomy due to higher energy density.
A competitor to the Rolls-Royce Phantom
This new Royale is not only a more family-friendly model, but also a more accessible Bugatti than the hyper-hypercars proposed by the brand since the release of the Veyron in 2005. Its price would be loud automobile around 700 000 €, A three times lower rate than a Chiron, but that would still make this Royale a crowned rival to the Rolls-Royce Phantom. If this project succeeds, it will still be necessary as this car is patient the light would not see until 2023.
It should be remembered that the Bugatti Royale was equipped with a straight six-cylinder engine with 12.7 l displacement, which made 300 hp. A phenomenal power for the time, for a truly towering car. Only seven copies were built between 1926 and 1933.