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Bugatti Tourbillion's Potential Impact On The Successor To The Porsche 918
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Bugatti Tourbillion's Potential Impact On The Successor To The Porsche 918

The flagship V16 hypercar raises the hypercar bar with a hybrid twist. Could Porsche's upcoming halo car be next in line?

The Porsche 918 Spyder was an absolute beast, a hypercar that debuted the plug-in hybrid system and set the bar high for both performance and efficiency. Now, as the world awaits with bated breath for its successor, an unexpected muse emerges from the world of Bugatti: the Tourbillon. While the Tourbillon’s mind-blowing naturally aspirated V16 will remain its exclusive powertrain, could its more potent hybrid system hold the secrets to Porsche’s next hypercar adventure?

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The Enduring Impact Of Acid Green On Porsche's Hybrid Identity

A color used to showcase Porsche's eco-friendly innovations, find out how the significance of this vibrant shade

Porsche, a name that you usually associate with high-performance gasoline engines, surprised the automotive world when it entered the hybrid market back in the late 2010s. But the German automaker didn’t just introduce a new technology; they also subsequently introduced a new color – acid green (PTS Color Code: 2M8), which is now synonymous with plug-in hybrid Porsches. In this article, we’ll dive deep into this vivid shade and how this bold choice became a key element in establishing Porsche’s unique identity in the hybrid space.

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Evolution Of High-Performance Hybrids: Porsche 918 Spyder Vs. Bugatti Tourbillon

We pit Bugatti's latest flagship against Porsche's last Halo model to find out how far the hybrid supercar story has come over the last decade

After a successful eight-year reign and 500 examples later, the iconic Bugatti Chiron is bowing out, leaving behind an even outrageous successor, the Tourbillon. Taking its name from an intricate mechanism in a watch, this all-new hypercar just debuted on the 20th of June 2024 as a 2026 model year, boasting a unique hybrid powertrain that combines a Cosworth-developed 8.3-liter naturally aspirated V16 engine with three electric motors, pushing out a total of 1,775 horses! This marks a significant milestone for Bugatti, as the Tourbillon is the French carmaker’s first-ever hybrid vehicle.

Electrified Legacy: Could Porsche's Next Halo Supercar Inherit Bugatti's Hypercar DNA?
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Electrified Legacy: Could Porsche's Next Halo Supercar Inherit Bugatti's Hypercar DNA?

Mate Rimac sheds light on the Chiron-successor and here's what it could mean for Porsche

Bugatti has kicked off an exciting new chapter with a YouTube docuseries. This series takes viewers on a journey into the brand’s future, led by the visionary Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti Rimac. The pilot episode, released on June 18th, features Rimac outlining his vision for the successor to the legendary Chiron supercar. The successor has big shoes to fill, but Mate seems up to the challenge. As a CEO who launched a hypercar company from his garage in Croatia, he understands the expectations of automobile enthusiasts everywhere. "Bugatti is a legacy built by extraordinary people," Rimac states in the film.

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

A worthy successor to the Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder is the world’s first plug-in hybrid supercar

In the halcyon days of the 1980s, the Porsche 959, with its 2.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine, roared onto the automotive scene, making its claim as the fastest supercar of its era, and the first Porsche with a twin-turbo engine. Then, as the millennium dawned, Porsche gifted the world with the Carrera GT. It vroomed with a highly symphonic V10, a heart borrowed from motorsports, reminding many that it was perhaps the final analog supercar. But evolution, as they say, is inevitable. Enter the Porsche 918 Spyder, the spiritual successor to the Carrera GT and the world’s first plug-in hybrid supercar with two electric motors and a naturally aspirated V8 engine.