In late October, Bugatti presented its most extreme model to date, the Bolide, which it billed as an an experimental study.
Shown a few weeks back, the Bolide has been brought forward once again, with Bugatti releasing a new image gallery and a video of the hypercar that boasts an incredible 1,850 PS (1,824 HP / 1,361 kW) and 1,850 Nm (1,364 lb-ft) of torque (on 110-octane racing fuel) from the tuned quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine.
With a light, high-strength carbon fiber monocoque chassis, titanium screws and connecting components and aerospace titanium alloy used all around, the Bolide has a dry weight of just 1,240 kg (2,733 lbs) and a weight-to-power ratio of 0.67 kg (1.5 lbs) per PS. The 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration takes a neck-snapping 2.17 seconds, and it can hit 200, 300, 400 and 500 km/h (124/186/249/311 mph) in just 4.36, 7.37, 12.08 and 20.16 seconds respectively.
“With the Bolide, we have dared to pursue an experiment of extremes. In our history that dates more than 110 years, there has never been a comparable model based on such a minimalist concept conceived solely around the engine,” said Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann. “An output of up to 1,850 PS is combined with a weight of just 1,240 kilograms – giving an unprecedented weight-to-power ratio of only 0.67 kilograms per PS. Driving the Bolide is like riding on a cannonball.”
As the Bolide is an experimental study, these numbers are based on Bugatti’s own simulations, which have also revealed that it could go around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a stunning 5 minutes and 23.1 seconds and could lap Le Mans in 3:07.1.