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Bugatti Developing Electric Super Car?

Posted in Bentley, Bugatti, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electronics, Emissions, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, General, Supercars by MrAngry | May 28th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Bugatti Veyron

Now this is interesting. Bugatti, creator of the uber epic 1,001 hp super car the Veyron is now said to be working on something new and completely off the beaten path. According to Auto Express the boys at Bugatti have already built a 800 hp battery powered prototype on the chassis of a Bentley Continental GT. The car is said to feature two gigantic electric motors and have an advance lithium-ion battery pack. Bugatti is being tight lipped about the car, in fact it may not even be shown to the public. The real idea behind the development of the car is to use it as a test bed to demonstrate how electric automobiles may perform in the future and at what levels.

Bugatti Veyron

One source who is hands-on with the project stated the the acceleration is “absolutely unbelievable”. The beauty of electric motors is that they provide 100% of torque the instant the go pedal is pressed to the floor. There are however a few inherent problems. One being the massive amounts of energy that are discharged when the car is used at full power and secondly is finding a drive train that can handle 100% of the power right from the get go. If Bugatti says that this car exists I would tend to believe them. I mean hell, if these guys can crank out a road car with 1,001 hp and 10 radiators and a top speed of over 250 mph, creating an electric super car is definitely not out of the question.

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