It’s been a little less than a year since Bugatti revealed its newest production car, the Bolide, in concept form.
At the time of the concept’s reveal, the model was forecasted to weigh in at about 2,700 pounds courtesy of extensive use of carbon fiber and titanium in the design. As it was expected to be outfitted with Bugatti’s W16 engine, which in the case of the Bolide would deliver 1,800 horsepower and therefore a whopper of a power-to-weight ratio, the technical flash had acute purpose. A concept in the metal soon followed.
As summer draws to a close, Bugatti has unveiled a production draft of this newest marvel of automotive engineering. In the end, Bugatti tuned the W16 to put 1,577 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque at the Bolide’s beck and call. But the model is still partially in development, with aero and safety on the workbench and deliveries set to begin in 2024.
The Bolide gained a little weight in the transition from concept to production version, and tips the scales at 3,200 pounds. It will be produced in a run of 40 examples. As it is nearer to street-legal track enthusiast’s car than ultimate tourer, its sticker price comes in at €4 million, significantly under the Divo, which was tagged at €5 million and up.