- Bugatti Rimac LLC is 45 percent owned by Porsche and 55 percent by the Rimac Group
- The two firms will become a standalone entity headquartered in Croatia from 2023
- Bugatti's long-standing W16 petrol engine could be replaced by Rimac's high-output electric powertrain
Bugatti and Rimac will remain separate brands, retaining their respective current French and Croatian production facilities. However, from 2023, the newly formed company will be based at the new Rimac Campus on the outskirts of Zagreb, which will employ 2,500 people. From launch, the company employs some 430 people: around 300 in Zagreb and 130 in Molsheim.
Naturally, this partnership will have significant implications on future models from both the companies. Primarily, Bugatti will now have access to Rimac’s high-output electric drivetrain technology, which could be a potential replacement to Bugatti’s famed and long-standing W16 petrol engine in the coming years. For now, the company will continue to build and market its Chiron hypercar. Rimac will also continue to build and develop its own models, following the impending launch of its Nevera flagship.