800hp Bugatti Electric Hyper Car On The Way
Bugatti is said to be working on an Audi E-Tron based all electric car capable of turning out 800bhp and over 1,600lbs of torque. The Bugatti name is no stranger to electric cars, company founder Ettore Bugatti built an EV (the Type 56) all the way back in 1931, initially it was destined to be a personal car for zipping around the factory site but demand was so strong that Ettore commissioned a few more to be produced. This first Bugatti EV had about 1 bhp on tap and a top speed of approximately 20 miles an hour, we expect any new electric Bugatti to eclipse these numbers by a huge, huge margin and some are suggesting this could be the first factory built electric car to achieve a 200 mph+ top speed.
Bugatti’s infamous Veyron is currently the fastest production car in the world with a top speed of 253 mph and a not particularly environmentally considerate 16.4 litre engine. The rumoured Bugatti EV would feature twin 400bhp electric motors powering one rear wheel each and an as yet undisclosed battery system. We’ll keep you updated with further news as it creeps in.