Will Bugatti Be Next To Join The Exotic SUV Craze?

Will Bugatti Be Next To Join The Exotic SUV Craze?

If you had told us a decade or two ago that exotic automakers would be breaking into the SUV market with six-figure luxury crossovers, we might very well have laughed in your face. But now we’re looking at a reality where the likes of Aston Martin, Maserati, and Lamborghini are launching ever-pricier and more exotic crossovers – as are Bentley and Rolls-Royce. So who’s next?

Probably not Bugatti, if we’re to be honest about it. Though the Alsatian automaker has toyed with the idea of a four-door sedan with concepts as recent as the Galibier, the only vehicles it has actually produced in the past few quarter-century since its revival have been two-door, two-seat, mid-engined supercars – each with four turbochargers, double-digit cylinder-counts, stratospheric output levels, and even higher price tags.

If Bugatti were to get in on this particular territory, though, the result might very well look something along these lines. Brought to us by Peisert Design, this rendering envisions a sport-ute called the Bugatti Megalon – a name that sounds about right, but borrows from a fictional, fighting giant insect monster (not a pre-war grand prix driver). It’s based on the Bentley Bentayga, but with design cues obviously inspired by the Chiron. And though the borrowed proportions might suggest otherwise, Jan Peisert tells us that he envisions the engine sitting in the back.

As unlikely as it might seem, it wouldn’t be the first time that Bugatti would stick its neck out beyond the realm of two-door sports cars. Back in Ettore’s day, the original company delved into everything from trains to aircraft. The founder left “the world’s fastest lorries,” as he famously called them, to his rivals at Bentley. But now that the two are so closely linked (even presided over by the same CEO), it would only be fittingly ironic for Bugatti to follow suit with a million-dollar, thousand-horsepower sport-ute – and upstage its British counterpart in the process.

Aston Martin SUV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExizG_m0L30)

Maserati SUV  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PijI_e02Z0w )

Lamborghini SUV ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74lvhmjGO84 )
Bentley SUV ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ostjWhG07ZI )
Rolls -Royce SUV ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8jSMcqgCqY )
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The PG Bugatti bicycle.

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Luxury Cars and Boats and now Bugatti have decided to try their hand at Bicycles…

It’s not exactly reinventing the wheel, but a new bicycle revealed at the recent Geneva motor show is a bold reimagining of pedal-powered transport – with prices starting at a cool £39,000 and going up to £69,000 with the full custom treatment.

Expensive doesn’t begin to describe it, but that’s not totally surprising when you discover that the machine, created by German specialist PG bikes, has been produced in conjunction with super-luxury car-maker Bugatti. The result is what is claimed to be the world’s lightest urban bicycle, weighing less than 5kg.

As with Bugatti cars such as the limited edition Veyron and now the new Chiron, the PG Bugatti bike will be built in strictly limited numbers. Production has begun already and only 667 will be built.

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The single brake is tucked behind the fork and headstock for aerodynamic efficiency – although why you’d need that on an urban bike remains a mystery

PG, which is based in Regensburg, Germany, develops and builds bikes under licence, with Bugatti providing its name as well as design expertise.

The standard PG Bugatti bike is 95 per cent carbon-fibre. As you’d expect of anything in this price bracket, the detailing is breathtaking.

The frame, fork, rims, handlebar, seat, seat post, crank and even the single brake are made of the highest quality carbon-fibre available. The handlebar is equipped with shock absorbers to substantially improve comfort, while the cross-sections of the frame elements have been optimised for the aerodynamic efficiency.

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An oil-free toothed belt provides the drive

There’s no nasty, oily chain to ruin your expensive trousers. Instead, a toothed belt provides drive, while there is only one exposed cable so the bike’s clean lines aren’t spoiled.

The Bugatti bikes are completed, refined and customised according to the customer’s wishes by hand in the PG Bugatti showroom in Weinstadt. Buyers can adapt their bicycle’s style to match their Bugatti supercar with special paints, carbon in various colours and a bewildering choice of the finest leathers.

PG’s CEO Manuel Ostner says: “We had the vision of building the ultimate bicycle to go with the ultimate car; ultimate in design, workmanship and performance.

“That is why we are very happy that Bugatti supports this vision, and we are proud to be able to use the name of this extraordinary brand for our product.”

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While the carbon fork is conventional, the rear features only one seat stay

Achim Anscheidt, director of design at Bugatti, says: “We liked PG’s idea of building a bicycle in the spirit of our company founder, Ettore Bugatti, who also designed a bike.

“The goal of developing a high-tech product using the newest and finest materials for lightweight construction which, on top of that, was to bear our brand, convinced us to develop the bike’s design together with PG and to suggest formal ideas.”

I was hoping to test one for this website, but the thought of having it tampered with or even stolen while chained up outside the post office persuaded me to reconsider…

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The Matching pair Bugatti Chiron Supercar and Super Yatcht.

0 (1)There’s now a yacht to match your Bugatti Chiron supercar.

Bugatti teamed up with yacht designer Palmer Johnson to create the Bugatti Niniette 66, a limited-edition sport yacht inspired by the Bugatti Chiron.

The Chiron is a stunning, $2.6 million sports car with a massive amount of power (1,500 hp, to be exact) that can reach a top speed of 261 mph.

Bugatti has been working with Palmer Johnson on the yacht project since 2015. Bugatti said potential buyers expressed interest after seeing the renderings, but asked for a closer connection to the Chiron that made its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It should come as no surprise that Bugatti owners were among the prospective buyers.

Now Bugatti and Palmer Johnson have unveiled the results of their collaboration — a luxury sports yacht that doesn’t skimp on power.

 

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THE BUGATTI NINIETTE IS A 66-FOOT-LONG LUXURY YACHT MADE OF CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE SO IT CAN REALLY MOVE. BUGATTI SAID THE YACHT CAN REACH A TOP SPEED OF 44 KNOTS.

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THE SPACIOUS OPEN DECK COMES WITH LEATHER SEATS AND FEATURES NATURALLY BLUE MORTA OAK WOOD.

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THE LOWER DECK COMES WITH A CHAMPAGNE BAR, SUN PAD, AND PLENTY OF OPEN SEATS.

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THE LOWER DECK ALSO COMES WITH A PRIVATE JACUZZI…

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… AND FIRE PIT!

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THE FIRE PIT SITS SMACK IN THE CENTER WHILE THE JACUZZI PROVIDES A NICE VIEW OF THE WATER.

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RATHER THAN SPLITTING THE INTERIOR BELOW THE LOWER DECK INTO MULTIPLE CABINS, BUGATTI OPTED FOR A MASSIVE, SPACIOUS SALON WITH A COUCH AND FLAT SCREEN TV.

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A KING-SIZED BED SITS ADJACENT TO THE SALON.

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BUT THERE’S ALSO A MASSIVE COUCH IF YOU WANT TO SLEEP MORE PEOPLE.

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DELIVERIES OF THE LIMITED-EDITION YACHT WILL BEGIN MARCH 2018. BUGATTI DECLINED TO DISCLOSE THE PRICE OF THE YACHT.

The New Bugatti Chiron Can Hit 290 Miles An Hour And It Looks Incredible

When Bugatti unveiled the stunning Veyron back in 2005 it was one of the fastest and most beautiful automobiles ever made – its replacement, the Chiron, is even better.
It looks like we’ll have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show for its unveiling, but a Czech magazine claims to have some preliminary details and it does not look like the Chiron will disappoint.

ProDriver magazine reports that the Bugatti Chiron will top out at 467 kilometers per hour – that’s over 290 miles per hour, hitting 62 along the way in just 2.2 seconds. Its speedometer is said to run all the way up to 500 km/h (311 mph).

The design engineers in Molsheim are tipped to have squeezed 1,500 horsepower into the two-seat supercar, mostly thanks to a pair of electric turbochargers (and another couple of conventional ones) bolted to the 8.0-litre W16 engine.

Of course all this comes at a price and with a price tag said to start at a cool €2 million (£1.5 million) you’d better start saving those pennies. Apparently Bugatti is tipped to make only 100 examples of the new car every year for the next five and, of those, 130 units have reportedly already been spoken for.

The Veyron achieved fame when former BBC slugger Jeremy Clarkson took the lightning fast supercar and raced his Top Gear colleagues – who were flying a plane – from Italy to London.

In that case the Veyron won by a matter of minutes but, with the specs on the Chiron, it seems likely that the margin of victory would be a whole lot bigger. And there’s only one way to find out…

30k For Tires – Not Including Rims – How Much It Costs To Own A Bugatti

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The Bugatti Veyron is known for being the fastest road going production car in the world with a top speed of 267 miles per hour.  It achieves this with a turbo charged 8.0 liter 16 cylinder engine that produces 1,000.  It has a big brother called the super sport that has been given the title Super Sport and 200 more horsepower.  The base model Veyron, if there is such a thing, has a sticker price of $1.7 million dollars while the Super Sport breaks the scales in the American market at $3.2 million.  While the price and the performance data are somewhat staggering many people forget about the other costs that come with owning a vehicle like this.

After the initial hit of the $3.2 million dollars for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport you will find the taxes alone will be close to $320,000 dollars.  That’s more money than the average American home costs!  The United States has a median income of close to $52,000 dollars per year.  It would take the average American a little over six years to earn enough money to pay for just the taxes at that rate.  That’s just the cost to be able to drive one of these hyper cars home.

What about maintenance?  Every car need oil changes, new brakes, and tires from time to time.  Well the Super Sport is a killer in this area too.  A standard oil change runs owners $20,000!  That price includes labor, oil, and a new filter.  You can buy a new KIA for that amount of money.  The tires of the Bugatti hit the pocket book for $30,000 a set.  On the third tire change Bugatti suggests that owner replace the wheels of the vehicle as well.  The tires are actually glued to the wheels to keep the tires from flying off the wheels due to the power of the car.  So what does a new set of four Veyron Super Sport wheels and tires run?  Check the video below for that answer and other information on how much it actually costs to own a Bugatti.