185 The Bugatti Bolide is a crazy, track-focused hypercar!

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The new Bolide track-only concept car is definitely the fastest Bugatti ever. No surprise, as the W16 quad-turbo engine produces 1825 horsepower and 1850 Nm, and car only weighs around 1240kg.

1825 horsepower and 1240 kg equates to an incredible 1.5 hp/kg power-to-weight ratio, which is better than almost anything else, including LMP1 and Formula 1!

There is no shortage of downforce either - the wing, the spoilers, and the huge diffuser are generating 1.8 tons of downforce at 320 km/h.

Body is made out of titanium, carbon fiber, and other lightweight materials, to reduce the weight and lower the center of gravity. The Bolide has 400 mm wide slicks at the back, to maximize grip in corners.

Bugatti claims the following acceleration figures and lap times "based on simulations" for the Bolide:

  • 0-100 km/h in 2.17 seconds
  • 0-200 km/h in 4.36 seconds
  • 0-300 km/h in 7.37 seconds
  • 0-400 km/h in 12 seconds
  • 0-500 km/h in 20 seconds
  • Top speed: 500+ km/h

Nürburgring Nordschleife: 5:23 (The Porsche 919 Evo's lap time is 5:19)
Circuit de la Sarthe: 3:07.1

1y ago by benedekpuskas
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ChironSS  2m ago

 


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ChironSS  2m ago

HOLY HELL THE BUGATTI BOLIDE IS GOING INTO PRODUCTION!

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37294495/1578-hp-bugatti-bolide-production-car-revealed/

Quote>"Bugatti has announced at The Quail Motorsport Gathering that it will be producing no more than 40 of the production Bolide, set to cost the equivalent of about $4.8 million. By our reckoning, that makes the Bolide the most expensive track special so far, considerably more than it would cost for a couple of seasons as a gentleman driver in a top-flight GT3 championship. But that’s not the point, of course; this is a car designed for those with the financial means to scratch any automotive itch."

Hahahahahahaha! No contest.


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Lambolover  5m ago

Bruh this car was unveiled 7 months ago?
I thought it's more like 1-2 months


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SpeedKing  5m ago

According to Bugatti the Bolide needs 110 octane racing fuel to generate 1825hp and using 98 octane makes 1600hp. That buggers up the simulated acceleration figures so if they ever produced a street legal version, using semi-slicks instead of racing slicks, it would be considerably slower...


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ChironSS  8m ago

So I got my popcorn out for all the ROFL below! Hahahahahaha!


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Buddie05  11m ago

5:23 Ring lap? I’ll believe it when I see it.


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sans  1y ago

Bugatti is 1.2t???


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benedekpuskas  1y ago

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FFS  1y ago

You got the downforce figure wrong.
At 320 km/h it is 1800 kg from the rear and 800 kg from the front, making it 2600 kg.


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SpeedKing  1y ago

This is the statement by Bugatti below their latest video... "The BUGATTI Bolide achieves figures that are almost on par with Formula 1 while its top speed is well above 500 km/h – without compromising optimum handling and maximum agility. The Bolide takes 3 .07.1 minutes to complete a lap of Le Mans and 5 .23.1 minutes to get around the Nordschleife and thus promises to offer the ultimate BUGATTI performance kick."

So taking that statement literally they have already done a 5:23 lap at the Nurb lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5t0PLqMy74


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196ss  1y ago

Modern hypercars look to cartoonish.
Good for Marvel generation.


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AzaanSPD  1y ago

Those figures are BS imo. 0-400km/h in 12 seconds and 0-500km/h in 20 seconds for a car that is making 1800kg of downforce at 320km/h sounds impossible


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DodgeHEMI426  1y ago

These kinds of shenanigans make sense for a not well known manufacturer, but Bugatti? Are they really the brand that have to resort to some fantasy calculations for a car that is neither a race nor a street car? Seems kinda pathetic in my eyes. Also I highly doubt that a car with 1800 hp and that kind of brutal aero can hit 500 kph, much less in just 20 seconds... Even the 3'000+ hp Ford GT from M2K Motorsports which finished the standing mile with over 300 mph (world record) needed 21ish seconds for that. And that is an aerodynamic car with almost twice as much horsepower.


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FastestLaps  1y ago

I call BS on the topspeed and Nurburgring time.


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Cauf40f50  1y ago

I am sad that this was not going to be a lmh car

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FastestLaps  1y ago

Can it go 331 mph


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SpeedKing  1y ago

@benedekpuskas you might wanna add another zero for the rear slick width :)


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Lambolover  1y ago

Bugatti Bolide

More like Bugatti makes rivals Bleed


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SpeedKing  1y ago

Speaking of insane power-to-weight figures back in 1986 the BMW M12/13, 1.5 litre4 cylinder turbo engines were reportedly running 5.5 bar boost and they calculated that equated to 1,400 horsepower during qualifying and they turned the boost down so they had approx 1000hp during the race to make them last. So we're talking 2-2.5hp/kg which is total insanity. Even the Porsche 919 Evo 'only' has 1.36hp/kg but being 350 kg lighter it will corner faster and brake later than the Bolide. I definitely can't see the Bugatti doing a 5:23, maybe in the 5:30 to 5:40 range?