Enthusiasts Bugatti puts new supercar on hold due to pandemic

15:00  06 october  2020
15:00  06 october  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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(Bloomberg) - Volkswagen subsidiary Bugatti Automobile SAS has put its plans for a second model alongside the Chiron supercar on hold.

The decision was triggered by the damage that the Covid 19 pandemic left in the auto industry, said Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann in a Bloomberg TV interview. Nevertheless, he assumes that Bugatti will present record sales this year.

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There were talks about a second model that were interrupted due to the coronavirus crisis. “We're not talking about what's next,” said Winkelmann.

2020 “could be the best year ever” for the manufacturer based in Molsheim, France, even if Corona has slowed growth, Winkelmann said. The robust order backlog "gives us security", he explained when presenting a new Chiron version called Pur Sport. According to Winkelmann, all cars produced this year and between 70% and 80% of the planned 2021 production have already been sold.

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