The Bugatti Bolide concept revealed last year has been confirmed for production by the German owned French hypercar company. This decision after the extreme track car generated a great deal of enthusiasm and intrigue from fans and consumers after the brand.
“The Bolide generated a great deal of enthusiasm and intrigue last year. Following its presentation, a significant number of enthusiasts and collectors asked us to develop the experimental Bolide as a production vehicle. I was absolutely amazed by the reactions and feedback from customers from all over the world,” explains Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
“We therefore decided to make the Bolide a few-off in order to give 40 customers the opportunity to experience this incredible vehicle. Our team has now been developing a production model – the ultimate driving machine for the track.” This will make the Bolide the most extreme configuration level of the legendary quad-turbocharged 8,0-liter W16 engine and a must-have for Bugatti collectors.
The Bugatti Bolide was initially put together as an idea of what would happen if the brand reduced the mass of the Chiron by as much as possible. Approaching this idea, the designers and engineers opted to construct this car around the powertrain. As per the brand’s claims, this car follows the minimalist approach of the Bugatti style philosophy of “form follows performance” and is additionally founded on an uncompromising lightweight construction approach, resultantly paying homage to the brand’s motorsport past of the in the 1920s. As a result, the Bugatti Bolide boasts a claimed kerb mass figure of 1 450 kg.
Where power is concerned for the aforementioned engine, the Bugatti Bolide offers an output figure of 1 361 kW on 110-octane racing fuel. With 98, it’ll deliver 1 177 kW and 1 600 N.m of torque. Bugatti’s engineers tuned the enginefor higher revs per minute for use on the racetrack, alongside the intake and exhaust system to achieve even faster, more spontaneous and extreme responsiveness. The cooling system for the turbochargers, engine, transmission, and differential are likewise modified for optimum power development.