Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Could a new über-sedan be in the offing from Bugatti? Rumors of a more practical model from the Volkswagen-owned supercar maker have been swirling ever since the Veyron was introduced back in 2005, and the idea has merit since it would likely allow VW to recoup some of the massive development costs that surely went into creating the Veyron. Now, a lone still shot from what is supposedly an invitation to a party celebrating the automaker's first 100 years in business has the internet abuzz with speculation that a super sedan is on its way to an unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Previous rumors indicated that a new Bugatti sedan could share a platform with the next Bentley flagship – which we know is to debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next month – and use the same all-wheel drive system and 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine as the Veyron. At this point, a Bugatti sedan is nothing but speculation and it's equally as possible that we could see either a successor the the four-year-old Veyron in Frankfurt – or nothing at all. In any case, we'll keep our eyes and ears open for more details in the coming months.