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Engineer to ‘shape the future’ of Bugatti brand

One direction: The only way is up for Stefan Ellrott, who is now in charge of taking Bugatti’s Chiron to new heights. The exclusive hypercar is currently fitted with an 1103kW/1600Nm quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine, and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in less than 2.5s.

Promotion hands senior VW engineer the keys to developing next Bugatti hypercar

Bugatti logo12 Jan 2017

- VOLKSWAGEN Group has promoted one of its top engineers, Stefan Ellrott, as head of development for Bugatti, handing him responsibility for overseeing the VW-owned French marque’s future model program beyond the current super-exclusive €2.4 million ($A3.4 million) 1103kW Chiron hypercar.

- Unveiled at the Geneva motor show last year, the Chiron was overseen by Willi Netuschil, 58, who announced his retirement in December after five years in the role.

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