1,824Hp Bugatti Bolide Hypercar is Capable of Hitting 500kmh

We think Bugatti must have heard about the SSC Tuatara‘s success out in the Nevada desert because the French are coming.  Responsible for the unnecessarily fast Chiron, Bugatti has unveiled its next contender in the world of fast hypercars. Introducing the morphable Bugatti Bolide. Weighing in around 2,734 pounds, with 1,824 horsepower and a top speed well over 310-mph, ready to take on SSC North America, this brand new hypercar would make even Lewis Hamilton nervous.

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Bugatti Bolide

Sporting a power-to-weight ratio of 0.67hp per pound, the Bugatti Bolide packs more punches than even Mike Tyson could handle. Zooming around the Circuit Paul Ricard, Bugatti puts their money where their mouth is with its experimental prototype. Featuring a unique “morphable” skin on the roof intake scoop, Bugatti claims it offers the Bolide “active airflow optimisation.” With aerodynamics meaning the difference between winning and losing on the F1 circuit and determining how much faster you can technically go, this kind of innovation will spread further than just this hypercar.

At high speeds, the “morphable” skin forces the air into a field of bubbles to reduce aerodynamic drag. To anyone that didn’t study aeronautical engineering, it’s not a gimmick. According to Bugatti, it reduces drag by up to 10 per cent, alongside a 17 per cent drop in lift forces. Described by Achim Anscheidt, director of design at Bugatti, as the most extreme concept vehicle yet, the 16-year veteran is just as excited as us to see what will happen when it hits the racetrack for real.

Since Bugatti is yet to confirm whether the Bolide will enter production, we have to rely on the simulated numbers and CGI images that currently point to an absolute rocket on four-wheels. With the SSC Tuatara becoming the “fastest production vehicle,” we might have to wait for Bugatti to respond before we start making any definitive claims. Even with internationally acclaimed professional racing driver Oliver Webb claiming “there was definitely more in” the SSC Tuatara with its 5.9-litre twin-turbocharged flat-plane crank V8 engine that can generate a whopping 1,350 horsepower, I’m not taking any chances with this bet.

For now, it seems Bugatti has its sights set on the 24 hours of Le Mans.

With simulated results showing a lap time of only 3:07.1 minutes, the Bolide annihilates Kamui Kobayashi’s record of 3:14.791 minutes inside the Toyota TS050 Hybrid. Developing a radically light, utterly new concept around its iconic 8.0-litre W16 engine, Bugatti completes its uncompromising experiment. Crafting a thoroughbred vehicle with the sole purpose of going fast, in its brute exclusivity, the Bolide impresses above all with high performance, low eight, and a dimension shifting driving experience.

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