Originally built as a one-piece special, the Bugatti Bolide is a demonstration of what the most extreme car from Molsheim would look like. Clients loved the project, so in the end it wouldn’t stay in one piece.
In its early days, the Bugatti brand was closely associated with motor racing. However, in recent history under the leadership of the Volkswagen Group, this is no longer the case In 2020, the Bugatti Bolide project was created Inspired by this past. It showed what the brand’s most extreme model could look like, managing to drive on the most demanding tracks. And as you can see, customers are interested in this kind of special offer.
“The Bolide generated a lot of enthusiasm and desire last year. After its introduction, a large number of enthusiasts and collectors asked us to develop the experimental Bolide as a production vehicle. I was absolutely amazed at the feedback and feedback from customers around the world,” says Stefan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, who also heads Lamborghini. “.
At the same time, Bugatti has focused for years on fulfilling its customers’ most secret desires, so it decided to fulfill those desires as well. Winkelmann has now announced that the company is developing Bolide production. Only 40 pieces of this extreme machine will be created, which Confirmed recent speculation about the preparations for this car.
It will take some time to develop this extreme tool for racetracks. The automaker explained that the first customers would not see Bolide until 2024. That is, in three years, which is also associated with filling the production capacity of the Bugatti home plant in Molsheim.
At the same time, the automaker expects the serial version to be as close as possible to the prototype that was discovered last year. This applies to both the external appearance and the technique used.
However, one key detail will change. The project unveiled last year featured 1,850 hp (1,361 kW), but the serial version will be “only” tuned to 1,600 hp (1,176 kW). The unique fuel will not use 110 octane, but the globally available 98 octane gasoline. Let’s be surprised how the car production parameters change. Based on simulations, Bugatti declared an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 2.17 seconds and a time in the northern ring of the Nürburgring of 5 minutes 31 seconds based on the simulation. Maybe someone will confirm this in real circumstances …
In any case, the drive will be supplied by a sixteen-liter W-cylinder with four turbochargers, in the case of the Bolide tuned for higher speeds and more automatic interactions. This requires cooling and transmission modifications.
Safety is then ensured by compatibility with HANS, automatic fire-extinguishing or six-point seat belts, as well as the fact that it will be a car intended only for racetracks. “Customer safety is always our top priority. That is why we decided to offer Track Days exclusive to this extreme car in order to always ensure a safe environment and gradually introduce customers to Bolide’s incredible performance,” says Winkelmann. So Bugatti Bulid will be a circular toy similar to Ferrari FXX-KAnd Aston Martin Vulcan or Lamborghini Essenza SCV12.