(By Tom Lohnes) – Rimac, the company that just released the mighty Nevera hypercar, wants to buy Bugatti. They are putting up a $6.06 Billion public offer to take over Bugatti in what could be the third time the company has changed ownership in the past 40 years. Wow.
Why is Rimac offering this? Well, the VW group is going all-electric very soon, and they’re working on an EV Bugatti right now. Their problem? No prior experience making electric cars. Well, Rimac has that figured out, and they could make very fast cars under a famous name, which would sell well. This seems like a great idea, because even though the Rimac Nevera is probably the most advanced car ever made, not many people will buy it due to the peculiar and unrecognized name.
If this purchase happens, expect immediate change. The Chiron and all of its special editions will be no more, and a Nevera-based hypercar will be in the works. Likely, they’re going for speed, and Bugatti’s current thing is top speed. With the Nevera able to go 258 mph, I wouldn’t be surprised if the target is still 300mph.
So, it seems the VW group is certainly evolving. With Lamborghini getting offers left and right, and now Bugatti being under deliberation, it seems their reign over the super and hypercar industry is winding down. We’ll have to see though, because things could get wild.