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

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

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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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