Report: 800-HP Electric Bugatti Supercar Built, But May Never See Daylight

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Sneaking an 800-horsepower electric supercar onto the scene is a bit like sneaking an 800-pound gorilla into a dinner party. But that looks to be just what Bugatti has done, if the latest reports are to be believed.

Claims that Bugatti has already built a prototype 800-horsepower electric supercar are emerging out of Europe, though it has yet to be confirmed by outside eyes. In addition to the 800-horsepower, all-wheel output, the mythical Bugatti is thought to deliver a stunning 1,624 pound-feet of torque from 0 rpm.

It's not yet clear if that's actual crank torque, or wheel torque, as the infamous Audi R8 e-tron initially claimed a bountiful 3,319 pound-feet before it was revealed that the astronomic figure was produced after gear multiplication.

The battery-powered Bugatti promises "unbelievable" acceleration, according to the report, but discharges completely in just minutes--and we thought the regular Veyron was impractical.

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Comments (4)
  1. that would be crazy if they got the batteries to last

  2. You would be surprised to know that we do have the technology today to make batteries that last a very long time.
    The problem is that those in power don't want to release this technology which would pretty much destroy our dependency on oil....

  3. wouuuuu spooky Magneto!

  4. @BellaMacchina:
    If they got affordable batteries to last, that would be instant death of petrol cars.
    Burning oil is really stupid anyway... It's better to use it for plastics, lubricants, etc.

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