Bugatti will use the backdrop of 2022 Monterey Car Week currently underway in California to reveal a new model, which has been previewed in short teaser videos posted to social media.

The mystery model will be revealed on Aug. 19 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, one of the premier events of Monterey Car Week, and judging by the teaser clips the car will look radically different than any previous Bugatti.

Bugatti is working on a successor to the Chiron, though that car, confirmed as a hybrid, isn't due until around 2024 or 2025, as Bugatti's plant in Molsheim, France, will be busy with the last examples of the Chiron until then.

Rather, the mystery model is thought to be a new coach-built special based on the platform of the Chiron. With the arrival of the Veyron successor, Bugatti revived its practice of coachbuilding, something the French marque was renowned for in its early days. The result has been wild creations like the La Voiture Noire, Divo, and Centodieci.

Interestingly, there are rumors Bugatti's next coach-built car will be an open-top model. All Bugatti has said is the car is “opening up new horizons,” and will be the "last of its kind." That leads us to believe it will be the last variant of the Chiron.

The latest video shows an X-shape design for the taillights while an earlier video shows a rakish front end with headlights that take the form of four LED light bars.

Bugatti now forms part of the new company Bugatti Rimac led by Rimac founder Mate Rimac. Bugatti Rimac is a subsidiary of both Rimac and Porsche, and is responsible for development and production of future hypercars from the Bugatti and Rimac brands.

Don't expect the next generation of Bugattis to simply be clones of Rimac models, like Pininfarina's Battista hypercar which uses the same hardware as Rimac's Nevera. Both hybrid and pure electric Bugattis are planned within this decade. Rimac, of course, will stick with EVs.