The 2023 Bugatti Bolide is a track-day-oriented sports car developed and manufactured by french automaker Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and Bugatti Engineering GmbH. According to Bugatti, the 2023 Bugatti Bolide Concept version of the Bolide uses the W16 engine with a weight-to-power ratio of 0.91 kg/kW. Bugatti has announced that the Bolide will be the last car to be powered by the W16 engine.
The 2023 Bugatti Bolide Concept version has a power output of 1,361 kW (1,825 hp; 1,850 PS), this was achieved using 110-octane racing fuel. The production version will output 1,177 kW (1,578 hp; 1,600 PS) with a torque figure of 1,600 N⋅m (1,180 lb-ft) at 2,250 rpm using 98 RON gas. The production version will weigh 1,450 kg (3,197 lb) and will therefore have a weight-to-power ratio of 1.2 kg/kW (0.9 kg/PS; 2.0 lb/hp) when using 98 RON gas.
The Bugatti Bolide’s rear view is dominated by both a substantial dual-element wing and quad tailpipes, set above a massive diffuser with what appear to be Lotus Evija-style Venturi tunnels. There is also an intake periscope mounted on the cockpit roof, along with an extended inline wing element that goes over the bonnet. Bugatti hasn’t released any alleged aerodynamic downforce figures, but it looks certain the car will produce a significant negative lift.
2023 Bugatti Bolide : Design
The main impact of the Bolide’s light curb weight is due to the fact that almost all body panels are made of carbon fiber, as well as all its components are made of monocoque and titanium. Incorporating the aggressive design language of an LMP1 race car, including its signature X-shape, Bolide’s aerodynamics help it produce more than 2,630 kg (5,800 lb) of downforce at 320 km/h. Additionally, Bolide’s air scoop houses a group of dimples similar to those found in a golf ball, which rise at high speeds, softening the laminar airflow and reducing the bucket’s aerodynamic drag by 10%. and a 17% reduction in lift over Bugatti. Bolide’s height is 100 cm (39.2 inches), matching the height of the Bugatti Type 57C, the famous Bugatti Le Man race car on which most of Bolide stands.
2023 Bugatti Bolide: Engine
The 2023 Bolide is built using the same 8-liter four-turbo W16 engine and frame of the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission used in the Bugatti Chiron, but upgrades to the W16 engine allow the Bolide to produce over 1,360 kW (1,824 hp). 1,849 PS) and 1,850 N⋅m of torque, 207 kW (277 hp; 281 PS), more than the Chiron Super Sport 300+. This increase in power can be attributed to the larger blades on the turbochargers and the different orientations of the turbochargers themselves. Combining the fact that the car’s curb weight is only 1,240 kg (2,733.7 lb), the Bolide accelerates to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.2 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 4.4′ seconds, 0–299 km/h (186 mph) in 7.4 seconds, 0–401 km/h (249 mph) in 12.1 seconds, and 0–501 km/h (311 mph) in 20.1 seconds and predicted top speed Over 501 km/h (311 mph).
Additionally, Bugatti states that the Bolide has a 0–401–0 km/h (0–249–0 mph) time of 24.62 seconds and a 0–501–0 km/h (0–311–0 mph) time of 33.62. second. According to Bugatti, computer simulations show that Bolide can lap the Nürburgring in 5 minutes and 23.1 seconds, making it just four seconds slower than the current record holder Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. The Bolide was also simulated to have a lap time of just 3 minutes 7.1 seconds on the Circuit de la Sarthe, making it 7.6 seconds faster than the current record holder Toyota TS050.
2023 Bugatti Bolide : Safety
The Bolide’s construction is designed to provide equivalent protection to FIA safety standards and will include an automatic fire suppression system, a balloon fuel tank, and six-point seat belts for the 2023 Bugatti Bolide car.