Where luxury meets power and performance, that is where you find Bugatti. Founded in 1909 in the then-German city of Molsheim, Alsace, by the Italian-born industrial designer Ettore Bugatti, it has made a name for itself in the automobile industry known for its design beauty and racetrack success. Bugatti’s brand value revolves around excellence, courage, and dedication, making their next project the best yet. The French luxury car manufacture is a leader in the supercar industry and has now introduced its newest conceptual innovation, the Bugatti Bolide.
The Bolide started as an experimental study and is now expected to come to fruition in 2024. The Bolide is a radically light new concept with an 8.0-liter W16 engine and was created “as a racetrack-oriented hyper sportscar.” A low-weight thoroughbred that has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.67hp per pound and is as exclusive as any automobile in the world. The Bugatti Bolide hype stems from its impressive performance capabilities, a track-only car that promotes authentic raw performance. The W16 quad-turbo engine produces 1825 horsepower and 1850 Nm. Using 110 octane racing fuel and an engine output with 98 octane fuel at 1,600 PS, the Bolide is a car like no other. Its light curb weight is due to its carbon-fiber monocoque makeup that is significantly lower and smaller than its partner, the Bugatti Chiron. With a height of only 995 millimeters, the Bolide is the exact same height as the highly touted Bugatti Type 35. There is no shortage of downforce either; the spoilers and the huge diffuser are producing 1.8 tons of downforce at 320 km/h. Instead of the water-to-air intercooler, the Bugatti Bolide has air-to-air intercooling with water pre-cooling for optimal performance on the racetrack.
A body dominated by air ducts; it represents a Formula 1 racecar. Through a series of simulations, Bugatti also provided a theoretical 0 to 311 mph (500 km/h) time of 20.16 seconds, 0-100 km/h in 2.17 seconds, and a 0-200km/h in 4.36 seconds. It is equipped with a first-class safety system that includes HANS device compatibility, a towing device, pressure refueling with fuel bladder, central locks for the wheels, and a six-point harness system. The drive is specifically made for use on the racetrack, and the Bugatti team has designed the engine and gearbox to be optimized for higher engine speeds. The true innovation resides in the morphable outer skin of the intake scoop on the roof, which allows active airflow optimization.
It is said that Bugatti Bolide will be built limitedly for just 40 paying customers starting at least $4.7 million. Its first deliveries are scheduled for the year 2024. Purely reduced, detailed, and fast as any, the Bugatti Bolide will take the supercar market by storm, making for one of the most compelling supercar designs to date. Be on the lookout for this car, zooming by on the best tracks in the world.
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