Bugatti Centodieci Prototype, 2022. First presented as a concept at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in 2019, Bugatti have announced the completion of the first prototype for what will be a limited edition of 10 cars. Priced at €8 million ($9.7 million) the special edition has already sold out
Porsche, Bugatti and Rimac are writing a new chapter in the history of the automotive industry. On 1 November, less than four months after it was first announced, one of the motoring world’s most exciting cooperation projects has started doing business under its new structure. The Bugatti Rimac joint venture will be based in Sveta Nedelja (Croatia). Its CEO will be electric hypercar pioneer Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili. Porsche AG will play a major role as strategic partner. Porsche’s Chairman of the Executive Board, Oliver Blume, and Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Board responsible for Finance, Lutz Meschke, will both sit on the Supervisory Board. Bugatti Rimac will be owned by the Rimac Group (55 per cent) and Porsche AG (45 per cent). Within the framework of the joint venture, Bugatti and Rimac Automobili will continue to operate as independent brands and manufacturers, and will retain their respective production sites in Zagreb (Croatia) and Molsheim (France), as well as their distribution channels.
The current CEO of Bugatti, Stephan Winkelmann, will step down from his position to focus on his role as president of Lamborghini.
In addition to Mate Rimac, the new management team includes former production manager and co-managing director of Bugatti Automobiles, Christophe Piochon. Piochon will become Chief Operating Officer of the joint company. Production will continue at the long-established site in Molsheim, Alsace, which is world-renowned for its perfectionism and excellence in design and craftsmanship. Larissa Fleischer will be Chief Financial Officer. She was most recently director of controlling at Porsche for digitalization and the development of new business models. Emilio Scervo, previously chief engineer at McLaren, will take over the post of Chief Technology Officer. “I am convinced that in our management team we have brought together the perfect mix of experience and expertise, innovation and team spirit,” says Lutz Meschke. “I am therefore extremely optimistic and, because the project is so close to my heart, I will continue to give it my full and fervent support.”
Internally at Porsche, the joint venture was referred to as Operation Rush. “In keeping with the name, it all went extremely quickly,” explains Meschke. Porsche became a stakeholder in Rimac back in 2018 and has steadily increased its involvement since. “Our strategic investment chain is now coming to a successful conclusion. To begin with, a great deal of convincing was necessary in many areas. The final job was to overcome the last organizational hurdles. The team in Zagreb, Molsheim, Wolfsburg and Stuttgart has worked extremely hard and will certainly lead the new company towards a bright future,” says Meschke.
The launch of the Bugatti Rimac joint venture is another big step for future CEO Mate Rimac – just twelve years after his start-up was founded in a garage. “I am honored to be leading this new fusion and begin what will no doubt be a successful, revolutionary and exciting new chapter for everyone involved,” says Mate Rimac. “It’s difficult to find a better match than Rimac and Bugatti. Rimac’s fast-paced operations and electrification skills are the perfect complement to Bugatti’s exceptional heritage and craftmanship. Stay tuned for some truly extraordinary projects in the future.”
Bugatti Rimac has its headquarters in Sveta Nedelja, near Zagreb. A move to the new Rimac campus, which is currently being built at a cost of €200 million, is planned for 2023. This will also be the location of Bugatti Rimac’s joint R&D facility. 2,500 people will work at the 200,000-square-metre site.
At the same time, all Bugatti models will continue to be produced at the factory in Molsheim. The jobs at this site are therefore protected for the long term. The Bugatti Rimac joint venture will start with about 435 employees; about 300 based in Zagreb and about 135 in Molsheim. This positioning serves to retain and build on the strengths of the attractive Bugatti and Rimac brands.
I'm coming again to share one of my P-Pal's previous past posts I gotten check through yesterday. Today though is when he continuing through his GT Sport's game progress during Christmas time. It was a good thing since changing his mind that he originally wanted to go playing more of GTA V Online instead. Nevertheless, it's good to see what he's capable of by showing his GT Sport playthrough.
🐰🖌Maxwell: Indeed! After completing the latest racing challenge that it took three times really build up for him, but at least it worth noting he finally gotten gold when finishing through laps. Gotta say, we're very impressive that he done it for 🎅🎄Christmas! 😁👍🏼
🐰👊💥May: Mhm! Cool to see he gotten two new cars added and showing his racing avatar's outfit to reveal. Not bad choice for his favorite color blue as always.
🦊⚽️Sam: Let see if he could handle the next racing challenge as we can predict it'll be tougher than the last, but best wish he'll gonna win soon.
The Bugatti Type 57G Tank was built in Molsheim in 1936 and 1937. Only three cars were produced at the Bugatti manufacturing plant in the Alsace. With these racing cars, Bugatti aimed to lead the world of French motor racing to new victories, as at that time only foreign brands were constantly winning.
Design Bugatti Type 57G Tank
Jean Bugatti, son of the company founder Ettore Bugatti, pushed through an initiative to develop a sports car which could be used for long distance competitions.
Design Bugatti Type 57G Tank
In order to ensure the lowest possible centre of gravity, it was decided to combine the standard type 57S chassis with the Bugatti 3.3-liter row eight cylinder and a wheelbase of 2.98 m. The engine of the 57G Tank delivers approximately 200 hp and, thanks to the aerodynamically designed body, could quickly reach higher speeds than that of the competitors at the time.
Design Bugatti Type 57G Tank
The car was on the road to success from the very beginning, with Jean-Pierre Wimille a fixture at the wheel. His first victories in the 57G Tank were won in 1936 at the Grand Prix de l'A.C.F in Montlhéry and the Grand Prix de la Marne.
Design Bugatti Type 57G Tank
For the Le Mans 24 hour race on July 19 and 20th, 1937, Bugatti registered two racing cars of this type. The first car was driven by test drivers Pierre Veyron and Roger Labric, with Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist taking control of the second Tank.
Design Bugatti Type 57G Tank
After only a short while, Wimille took the lead and ultimately won the race with an average speed of 136.99 km/h (84 mph) and a total distance of 3,287.938 km (2,043 miles). Thus, he was able to claim Bugatti's very first victory in this legendary race, and became a brand legend himself.
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Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel“ Edition, 2021. A special edition of 20 cars that honours Bugatti racing drivers, such as Albert Divo, Robert Benoist and Bartolomeo ‘Meo’ Costantini, who also flew for the French Air Force. The cars will be finished in matt-grey “Gris Serpent” paintwork, a modern interpretation of the exterior colour of the aircrafts from the 1920s.
The perfect team: Porsche and Rimac have agreed to set up a joint venture that incorporates Bugatti. Oliver Blume and Mate Rimac have signed the corresponding agreements and announced the name of the new hypercar manufacturer: Bugatti-Rimac.
The joint venture will have its headquarters in Zagreb (Croatia) and is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2021. This is subject to the prior approval of antitrust authorities in several countries. Rimac will hold a 55 per cent share in the Bugatti Rimac joint venture, while Porsche will have a 45 per cent share. Porsche also holds a 24 per cent share in Rimac directly. Bugatti will be brought into the joint venture by current owner Volkswagen. The shares will then be transferred to Porsche. Bugatti-Rimac combines the genes of the two strong brands. Together they will form an attractive automotive company. For customers as well as for employees.
Under the umbrella of the new company, the Bugatti and Rimac brands will initially produce two hypercar models: the Bugatti Chiron and the all-electric Rimac Nevera. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. will continue to exist in the new joint venture. In the future also, all Bugatti models will still be produced at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France. This production facility is world-renowned for its perfectionism and its excellence in the areas of design and craftsmanship. Jointly developed Bugatti models are planned for the longer term.
Porsche already entered into a successful partnership with Rimac three years ago. “This joint venture is the provisional culmination of a strategic chain of investments,” says Lutz Meschke, Member of the Executive Board for Finance. “We already purchased the first shares in Rimac in 2018 and have successively increased our shareholding since then. We established a close relationship with Mate and his extremely innovative team very early on. We are now benefiting from that. Thanks to its know-how, Rimac will now help us to successfully lead an emotive and important brand into the future. I am very proud and delighted that we have brought this joint venture to fruition in spite of many challenges. Today is a good day for Bugatti and Rimac, Porsche and also for the Volkswagen Group.”
Porsche will play a strong role in the joint venture as a strategic partner. Oliver Blume and Lutz Meschke (Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Porsche AG) will become members of the Supervisory Board at Bugatti-Rimac. Mate Rimac will be CEO of the joint venture. When it is founded, the joint venture will have approximately 430 employees – around 300 at the company headquarters in Zagreb and 130 at the Bugatti site in Molsheim.
The CHIRON is the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive production super sports car in BUGATTI’s history. Its sophisticated design, innovative technology, and iconic, performance-oriented form make it a unique masterpiece of art, form and technique, that pushes boundaries beyond imagination.
BUGATTI owes its distinctive character to a family of artists and engineers, and has always strived to offer the extraordinary, the unrivaled, the best. Every element of the CHIRON is a combination of reminiscence to its history and the most innovative technology. The result is a unique creation of enduring value, and breathtaking automotive accomplishment.
MONDAY MATINEE MUSIC VIDEO “We’re Alive” by Kris Ryder… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ2XeA-0gPE …Like a day at the beach in Kokomo, this song tells the tale of a man running into an old girlfriend who’s been down a sad road, but now they’re together and glad to be alive! Chris Andrews a.k.a. Kris Ryder presents this upbeat reggae-fied Motown-ish New Wave power pop/synthpop anthem—with fab guitar work by guitarist Phil Palmer (Eric Clapton, David Essex, Dire Straits, Wishbone Ash) + big harmonies by Kris with Dominic Bugatti and Frank Musker (who co-wrote Queen’s “Too Much Love Will Kill You”). This track was produced by Christopher Neil (A-ha, Sheena Easton). On a cosmic jukebox this song would play somewhere between The Beach Boys, The Buggles, and Men at Work.