Bugatti Works on New Electric Supercar

May 28th, 2010 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

The manufacturer of the world’s most expensive car has created a battery-powered vehicle able to generate a whooping 800bhp.

It is believed that the Bugatti prototype is based on the chassis of a Bentley Continental GT.

The new electric vehicle from Bugatti has an improved lithium-ion battery pack and two extremely powerful electric motors.

It would be interesting to note that each motor can generate 2,200Nm of torque.

Despite the fact that the existence of a new electric super car from Bugatti has been confirmed by a source close to the carmaker, there is no information on whether the vehicle will be unveiled officially to the public.

The source informs that the battery-powered Bugatti can show an impressive acceleration, but there is a problem that the company has to solve – to deliver a powerful acceleration, the car needs to discharge an enormous amount of energy, which means less battery life. In case of Bugatti, the battery pack will run out of power in a matter of minutes.

It is worth mentioning that this is not the first eco-friendly supercar from Bugatti. The company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti, managed to develop an electric car dubbed Type 56. Although the vehicle was never meant to hit the auto market, due to a high demand Ettore decided to build it.

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