Official: Bugatti's Epic Bolide Is Entering Series Production

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You'll get 40 chances to own one of these, as long as you have a blank check.

Nearly 12 months ago, Bugatti unveiled something unlike anything else it had previously done. The track-focused Bugatti Bolide is a 1,824 horsepower and 1,364 lb-ft of torque hypercar with a 310 mph top speed - that's faster than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. It's absolute insanity. Want more craziness? The rear wing produces 3,968 pounds of downforce at 198 mph. Total curb weight comes to just 2,733. For context, the current-gen (ND) Mazda MX-5 Miata tips the scales at 2,332 pounds.

Although the Bolide used the famed W16 engine, the one-off concept was sadly to be one of the last creations to feature it. Sources indicate the spectacular machine will debut in production form this coming weekend at Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach, California. That's not the biggest news, though.

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Bugatti officially said at Pebble Beach that the Bolide won't be a one-off after all but rather an ultra-limited model. It turns out - and this should shock no one - that there was instant demand following the Bolide's reveal. Wealthy supercar and hypercar collectors around the world wanted one and Bugatti found it hard to turn these people down (many of whom are very loyal customers).

Therefore, a minimum 40-unit production run is rumored to be planned with each example costing somewhere in the neighborhood of €5 million ($5.87 million) each.

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Pebble Beach is the ideal opportunity for the carmaker to secure additional deposits. Bear in mind that the Bolide is not street legal and that's a significant chunk of money to ask from people who are limited to driving it on track.

Still, the thrill of having that engine, a 0-62 mph time of 2.17 seconds, incredible looks at one's disposal, and the bragging rights of owning what is potentially Bugatti's last combustion-powered product before electrification takes hold will simply be too hard for some to pass up.

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Source Credits: The Supercar Blog

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