One-off Bugatti Bolide revealed as track-oriented W16 hypercar

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on October 28, 2020

The Bolide is the answer to the question if Bugatti ever developed a super-light W16 track monster with a power-to-weight ratio of 0.67kg/PS.

Just a few days back, Bugatti had teased its upcoming hypercar but this time, the global media seemed convinced that the folks at Molsheim were finally getting ready to reveal their first-ever electric creation. This, however, has not happened as the car in question, the all-new one-off Bugatti Bolide concept has debuted as a 1,825bhp track-spec W16 hypercar. What we were right about though was the second teaser, which mentioned the figure '0.67'. As it turns out, it's the Bugatti Bolide's power-to-weight ratio – 0.67kg/PS! 

Bugatti Bolide 1

The 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo motor used in the Bolide is the same as that used in the Chiron and all its derivatives, but this time, Bugatti engineers have managed to bump the W16 unit's power & torque outputs up to 1,825bhp (1,850PS) and 1,850Nm (available from 2,000rpm), respectively, by using 110-octane racing fuel. As for the power-to-weight ratio, the figure has been calculated using the car's power output in PS (1,850) and its dry weight in kilograms (1,240kgs). The bump in power has also been achieved thanks to the use of four new turbochargers. 

Bugatti Bolide 8

Speaking of the Bolide's weight, the nearly unbelievable figure if 1,240kgs has been achieved by using a lot of Titanium and Titanium composites in its construction. In simpler terms, the Bolide weighs as much as an average Indian sedan (like the VW Vento) and with 1,825bhp at its disposal, it's not surprising that the Bolide can do its 0-100km/h sprint in just 2.17 seconds and 0-200km/h in just 4.36 seconds. What's more, the top speed is pegged over 500km/h!

Bugatti Bolide 9

Now for some hard-hitting reality! All the above-mentioned performance figures & times are a part of the 'simulated' data Bugatti has generated. In the words of Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann, the Bolide is for now only an 'interpretation of a Bugatti track car of modern times'. Therefore, the folks at Molsheim are yet to decide if the Bolide will make it to series production or not.

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