A new 1,800-horsepower, hyper-car has been unveiled by Bugatti.
The Bugatti Bolide has grabbed the attention with its power-play.
Bugatti Director of Design, Achim Anscheidt says “In my 16 years at Bugatti, I have never worked on a more extreme vehicle concept.”
Also, Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann mentions
“We asked ourselves how we could realise the mighty W16 engine as a technical symbol of the brand in its purest form – with solely four wheels, engine, gearbox, steering wheel and, as the only luxury, two seats.”
The car which was designed only for track driving got a modified version of an 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine found in Bugatti’s Chiron.
According to Bugatti, the car is designed to be ultra-lightweight, meaning that it could reach speeds of more than 300mph. Bugatti adds that driving it is ‘like riding on a cannonball’
Further adding “The Bolide offers an unprecedented and ultimate Bugatti driving experience: reduced, raw, authentic.”
The Bugatti Bolide has an unusual way of getting into the driving seat.
One needs to open the door, sit on the doorsill and let their legs inside before getting on the seat.
Bugatti, on its website, says, “The design of the Bugatti Bolide is radically tailored to the idea of lightweight construction, resulting in the most provocative proportion of a modern Bugatti ever and the distilled quintessence of our Bugatti design ethos form follows performance”
“The stylistic challenge was to transform the unyielding demands of aerodynamics and lightweight construction into an aesthetic that reflects the unique Bugatti DNA, but at the same time illustrates the ambition of an impressive weight-to-power ratio”.
“The overall appearance is dominated by air ducts that are more reminiscent of Formula 1 racing cars than classic sports cars.”
The description further adds that “The seemingly filigree and half-open front end is a striking example of the combination of air duct expertise, lightweight construction requirements and aesthetic dynamics.”