Bugatti Building Production Version of Bolide
The original Bolide was just a unique trial, but apparently it gave sufficient spirit to Bugatti’s decision to build a few more. Okay, kids, Bolide is coming into production.
“Following its presentation, a significant number of enthusiasts and collectors asked us to develop the experimental Bolide as a production vehicle,” Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement Friday. “Our team has now been developing a production model — the ultimate driving machine for the track.”
Since the engine starts up in a car estimated to weigh only less than £3,200, the Bolide will be an absolute demon of speed. Bugatti said that in line with international FIA security standards, the Bolide is developed. “The safety features include HANS system compatibility, an automatic fire extinguishing system, pressure refueling with a fuel bladder, central wheel locking and a six-point safety belt system,” the company said.
The Bolide all concerns the packing of enormous power in a small package. The heart of the car is an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 motor by Bugatti, with an output of 1.577 hours. This was not exactly what the original Bolide promised 1824 hp, but Bugatti said that “thanks to the 110 octane rcing fuel, inter alia, the higher output has been achieved.” “Bugatti opted for the worldwide 98 RON gas for the production car.” In addition to this power there is an impressive torque of 1,180 pounds.
Bugatti is to build a total of 40 Bolides, all at around 4 million euros. The company says that in the next couple of years Bolide “will be brought to maturity of production,” with the first deliveries planned for 2024.
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