168 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

6m ago by benedekpuskas
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ChironSS  2m ago

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


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Buddie05  5m ago

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


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sans  6m ago

Bugatti is 1.2t???


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benedekpuskas  6m ago

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FFS  6m 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  6m 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  6m ago

Modern hypercars look to cartoonish.
Good for Marvel generation.


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AzaanSPD  6m 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  6m 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  6m ago

I call BS on the topspeed and Nurburgring time.


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Cauf40f50  6m ago

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

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FastestLaps  6m ago

Can it go 331 mph


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SpeedKing  6m ago

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


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Lambolover  6m ago

Bugatti Bolide

More like Bugatti makes rivals Bleed


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SpeedKing  6m 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?