Bugatti has continuously pushed the limits of design and performance since the EB 110, making the hypercar manufacturer a leader in the automotive industry. Recently, a special project was announced by Bugatti and kept a complete secret until now. The Bugatti Bolide is the newest addition to the high-horsepower fleet, featuring a completely new concept based around its iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine. The Bolide is a 1,850-horsepower track-only hyper sports car designed using the latest technology in weight savings to achieve a dry weight of 2,734 lbs.
The body design of the Bolide is described as the most extreme modern Bugatti. Every inch of the new Bugatti is dedicated to achieving maximum downforce with inspiration from Le Mans prototype race cars. The combination of an ultra-light chassis and a quad-turbocharged W16 helps the Bugatti Bolide obtain a 2.17 second 0 to 60 mph time and a top speed of 311+ mph.
“All of Bugatti’s expertise has been condensed into the Bugatti Bolide,” says Stefan Ellrott, member of the Board of Management of Bugatti and Head of Technical Development. “It is therefore an innovative information source for future technologies. The Bolide is thus more than just an intellectual exercise.”
We should all expect to be seeing a lot of records coming from the new Bugatti Bolide. In fact, Bugatti notes that it will be able to complete a lap around Le Mans in 3:07.1 minutes and a lap around Nurburgring Nordschleife in 5:23.1 minutes. Both of those lap times would put the Bolide at LMP times.