In a shock transfer, Volkswagen appears to jettison the jewel in its crown of prestigious high-performance manufacturers.
As reported by Car Magazine, the celebrated French efficiency model – which Volkswagen bought in 1998 – can be acquired by the Croatian electrical sports activities automotive specialist.
In return, it is believed Rimac will give Volkswagen unrestricted entry to its all-electric platform.
The switch, which has not but been formally confirmed by both occasion, is sophisticated by the truth that Rimac is already partially owned by Volkswagen-subsidiary Porsche (which owns 15.5 per cent).
It’s understood the Volkswagen Group is trying to let go of a number of different so-called “pastime manufacturers” to higher fund its mainstream developments.
In the meantime, Rimac wants manufacturing services – like these owned by Bugatti – to construct its upcoming C Two hypercar.
Above: the all-electric Rimac C Two hypercar.
The corporate claims the C Two produces 1408kW and 2300Nm, permitting it to speed up from zero to 100km/h in underneath two seconds and making faster than any current Bugatti mannequin.
It has a prime pace of 412km/h and a battery vary of 647km.
Buyer deliveries had been initially scheduled for late 2020, nevertheless have been pushed again to subsequent yr due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this yr 2016 Formulation One World Champion Nico Rosberg revealed that he had placed an order on the car.
CarAdvice has reached out to Bugatti and Rimac to confirm the experiences. This story can be up to date if additional data turns into obtainable.