2 sports car brands, Bugatti and Lamborghini, only produce vehicles with a number of cylinders no less than 8, so the existence of an internal combustion engine is essential.
Despite the parent group Volkswagen is promoting the electrification of its own lineup as well as its sub-brands, both Bugatti and Lamborghini – two car manufacturers located in the high-end segment do not want to follow this trend.
Lamborghini currently only uses V8, V10 or V12 engines while Bugatti is still at a higher level when the entire lineup of companies uses the W16 quad-turbocharged engine. Stephan Winkelmann – CEO and President of Bugatti has just assumed the same position at Lamborghini in November, telling Top Gear that he will try to keep the internal combustion engine “pure” at the two brands above for as long as possible. .
Because they are only supercar brands with small sales, both Lamborghini and Bugatti are not under the pressure of large emissions standards like popular brands. In addition, a rather interesting information revealed by Winkelmann is that Bugatti car owners … rarely drive their supercars (average 1,600 km / year), so the above parameters do not have much impact on them. every time you drive is the most important thing.
The leader of the two brands above confirmed that he does not see the “door” as a pure electric supercar of both brands in the near future, at least in this decade. Current battery and electric motor manufacturing technology is not enough for both to pursue a true high-performance car, not to mention their customers can not accept the time to charge electric vehicles. still quite inconvenient.
While Bugatti has not yet considered the idea of a hybrid car before, Lamborghini has taken the first step with the Sian FKP 37 using hybrid technology on the Aventador chassis. The Aventador direct successor model, launched in 2022, will also use an auxiliary hybrid system, similar to the new Huracan and Urus.