Written by Daniel Andzhurov – November 02,2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
Bugatti has just revealed on 28 Oct 2020 its most extreme vehicles so far: The Bugatti Bolide, a hyper car made purely for the track. This car is all about high performance, being lightweight and having an incredible driving experience.
On the performance side, the car incorporates an 8.0-liter W16 internal combustion engine that produces 1825 horsepower and 1850 Newton-meters. To give you a numerical expression of how fast that is, some acceleration figures are listed below:
● 0 – 100 [km/h] – 2.17 sec
● 0 – 200 [km/h] – 4.36 sec
● 0 – 300 [km/h] – 7.37 sec
● 0 – 400 [km/h] – 12.08 sec
● 0 – 500 [km/h] – 20.16 sec
The Bolide has a fascinating dry weight of just 1240 kilograms which equals to 0.68 [kg/hp] where the engine contributes to it the most. This has been achieved by the use of completely new carbon monocoque and lightweight 3D printed materials. Some of the parts feature a hollow design which further contributes to the low weight of the newest Bugatti.
At the same time, certain areas of the car reach strength levels which can only be seen in the aerospace industry.
The driving experience offered by the Bolide is like no other Bugatti. Many factors contribute to this statement, however, in general it comes down to the motorsport features integrated in as well as the aerodynamics. The French machine has:
- New push-rod kinematics design
- Ceramic brakes which are lightweight
- Lightweight rims with a central lock
- High-pressure refueling system
Also, it is claimed by Bugatti that their best aerodynamic expertise is used to design and produce the hyper car. It achieves 2.6 tons of downforce at the speed of 320 km/h. The outer skin is capable of morphing: a field of bubbles bulges out when high speeds are reached to reduce drag and increase downforce. Last but not the least, the Bolide is lower in height than the Chiron by 22 [cm].
Auto Trendy’s take:
It is just amazing to see a car manufacturer on the level of Bugatti revealing their second premium car in the range of super-hyper cars in just a year, especially seeing that this is all happening during the COVID-19 pandemic chaos. We, at Auto Trendy, believe that if a company does well and keeps developing, and producing in such difficult times, it has a great deal of even bigger potential yet to be topped on.