The truly one-of-a-kind track monster will soon be a reality.
"The Bolide generated a great deal of enthusiasm and intrigue last year. Following its presentation, a significant number of enthusiasts and collectors asked us to develop the experimental Bolide as a production vehicle. I was absolutely amazed by the reactions and feedback from customers from all over the world," explains Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. "We therefore decided to make the Bolide a few-off in order to give 40 customers the opportunity to experience this incredible vehicle."
The Bugatti design and engineering teams have already begun developing the production model, which will be the most extreme thing the company has ever done. Power will come from the W16 engine which has outputs of 1,850 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque from at 2,250 rpm in concept guise, owing to the use of 110-octane racing fuel. It's unclear whether this will be the case in production, but we suspect lower peak outputs on pump gas. A top speed of around 310 mph is expected, making it even faster than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+.
With a curb weight of just 3,196 pounds, the Bolide features an array of new safety components such as an automatic fire extinguishing system, pressure refueling with a fuel bladder, central wheel locking, and a unique six-point safety belt system.
Combined with the weight savings and the advanced safety measures, Bugatti promises each owner will be able to experience the full power and torque of the engine.
"We are proud to have succeeded in keeping the production vehicle so close to its technical demonstrator both visually and technically while also enhancing the design, quality, and vehicle safety," Winkelmann added.
And speaking of which, when will those owners begin receiving their prized possessions? The company has confirmed deliveries won't get underway until 2024, though we highly suspect the less than three-year development time will be well worth it. Buyers are now being kindly asked to wire Bugatti €4 million, or $4.72 million according to the latest exchange rates.