Check out the brand new Bugatti Bolide! Join me for an exclusive first look at this absolutely mental racecar, built around Bugatti's famous W16 engine while taking weight savings to the absolute maximum. Offering 1,850hp and a only 1,240kg, this is quite literally 1.5:1, and has the most incredible claimed figures to match. Let explore in detail and hear the thunderous roar!
Taking a first look in Bugatti's secret workshop, alongside the legendary Type 35, sits the brand new Bolide - the name meaning a rocket of a racecar. The car is inspired by Bugatti's racing history and has been engineered for the ultimate in performance for a track only car, to the level of Formula 1 or LMP1.
The engine is the next generation of the 8.0l quad turbo W16 with 1,850hp, 1,850Nm and thanks to the exceptionally light weight that claims to be a mere 1,240kg, it's therefore capable of boasting the most insane acceleration figures. 0-100km/h in 2.2s, 0-200km/h in 4.4s, 0-300km/h in 7.4s, 0-400km/h in 12.1s and 0-500km/h in only 20.1s... that takes some time to actually interpret.
Visually it's exceptionally dramatic with negative space in the bodywork, shrink wrapped to the engine and tub, with the x-shapes for the layout of the rear, a shark fin and gigantic spoiler. Naturally all components are as light as possible, from exceptionally thin carbon panels to 3d printed titanium used everywhere possible for the ultimate power to weight ratio. The engine itself features a new configuration including the turbos set up for maximum power rather than the traditional stage configuration.
Join me then to take you through the car in detail, including an opportunity to take a seat onboard and even to start the car and hear the unrestricted exhaust sound.
Thanks for watching, Tim