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Mate Rimac dishes up Bugatti engines and a canceled Bugatti EV CUV

Mate Rimac dishes up Bugatti engines and a canceled Bugatti EV CUV

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Bugatti Rimac CEO Mate Rimac gave Auto Express a behind-the-scenes look at his brief tenure as head of the combined hypercar companies, as well as a peek into the CEO’s crystal ball. The interview is worth reading because Rimac is the latest we have on Garage Truck Dude Catapults Into Industrial Bigwig – the hugely successful corporate antipode to Christian von Koenigsegg’s hugely successful indie label. In 2007, at the age of 19, Rimac began converting its BMW 3 Series to be electric. Four years later he showed the Rimac Concept One at the IAA in Frankfurt. Ten years later he took over the management at Bugatti. He told Auto Express that as soon as he reached an agreement with VW to run the Molsheim-based luxury brand, which was agreed two years before he was installed as CEO, he and his team began work on a new internal combustion engine for a future Bugatti.

Rimac said he was already working on a Bugatti project, ex-CEO Stephan Winkelmann was seeking help with “an electric CUV similar to what turned out to be the Ferrari Purosange”. We were told the idea was to re-engineer the Rimac Nevera drivetrain for this purpose. By the time Rimac knew he was going to take over the joint venture company, the crossover was dead. Rimac said, “I knew exactly what I wanted for the next car [after the Chiron] to be, and we’ve started developing an internal combustion engine ourselves.” We’ll get a concept view of this powerplant next year, which is described as a “totally insane” hybrid in a car that shares no parts with an existing Bugatti or Rimac we’ll be probably waiting until the last Chirons and Mistrals are produced before hitting the road.

As for the canceled Bugatti crossover, Rimac says it’s not coming back. We’ve heard that from every supercar and hypercar maker that has or will soon have an SUV, right? This is where we get into the gray area: Rimac isn’t against a four-seater, it’s against an SUV. Regarding a car, he told AE, “I’ll never say we’ll never do something like this,” but he hasn’t found a “technical concept” that combines the proportions needed to make four people happy with the to face what he expects a hypercar. The SUV, on the other hand, received an unequivocal “No. … We stopped immediately for Bugatti and we will go in a slightly different direction. It’s a direction we’ll never go.” Keep an eye on that line in the sand.

To ensure differentiation between the two brands, the boss said Bugatti will “lean towards fine art” and analogue instruments “for the foreseeable future” while cruising at 400 kilometers per hour on the Autobahn powered by ICEs. Rimac will work on “bending physics” and will be high-tech, autonomous, “absolutely insane, insane, all-electric.”

He also talks about the €180 million “learning experience” in developing the Nevera, Koenigsegg’s simulated manual shifter, solid-state batteries, hydrogen and more. Visit Auto Express for a read.

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