Report: Bugatti has built a working 800-hp electric supercar prototype

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

According to insiders at Molsheim, France, Bugatti has produced an 800-hp electric supercar prototype, which may never be displayed to the public… at least that’s what the sources told AutoExpress.

The working electric supercar Bugatti is said to be built on the chassis of a Bentley Continental GT and features an advanced lithium-ion battery pack and two huge powerful electric-motors that can deliver a neck-snapping 1,622 lb-ft of torque from 0 mph.

Why is it that we may never get to see the electric supercar from Bugatti? Insiders say that the model is being built just to study the technology and allow engineers to explore the ultimate performance available from an electric powertrain.

This isn’t the first time that Bugatti has ever built a battery-powered car. Ettore Bugatti, founder of the company, made an electric-car called the Type 56 that he used to tour around the factory in Molsheim, France.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress