Just a few decades ago it seemed like a faraway fantasy to go over the 300 km/h barrier in a road car. Then came Bugatti with its Veyron monster to blow our heads, stepping over another barrier, the 400 km/h one. Now, the company is back with a new crazy hypercar. The new Bugatti Bolide is pushed away by an enormous force of 1,825-horsepower towards a mind-blowing speed of over 500 km/h! And yes, it`s a car, not an airplane.
More details about this monster? Ok, here you go: Bolide uses an 8.0-liter W16 mammoth normally producing 1,578 horsepower (1,177 kilowatts). Then Bugatti engineers thought better, and said: “hmm this is not enough”. So they tweaked the engine to accept a 110-octane racing fuel, with the result of 1,825 hp (1,361 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 1,850 Newton-meters.
The boost in power is also helped by some new quad turbochargers, drive shafts made out of carbon fiber, and 3D-printed titanium. Moreover, Bolide has a morphable roof, that stays smooth at low speeds, and expands at higher speeds, to reduce drag.
In the cabin, you’ll find seats made out of carbon fiber, a rectangular-shaped steering wheel plus one flat-screen display telling the driver that everything is fine while smoothly advancing towards 500 km/h.