But before you scroll down looking for the play button, allow us to remind you a bit about the Bugatti Bolide. It was shown in concept form a little over two and a half years ago. However, due to the bold styling, some never thought it would see the light of day in production form. But it has, or it rather will, as the first prototypes were created in 2023. And you can bet that Bugatti's engineers and test drivers didn't go easy on any of them. The hypercar is so impressive that the Molsheim brand referred to it as being breathtaking when they kicked off the testing phase at different racetracks worldwide.
While Chiron weighs almost two tons or 4,400 pounds, the targeted weight of the Bolide is 1,450 kg (3,197 lbs). Due to the lightweight (for an extremely powerful hypercar) construction and the crazy advanced aero, not to mention the output and thrust, the Bolide is a dream ride that targets deep-pocketed enthusiasts who tend to thrash their rides at the racetrack every now and then. And it has to be "manageable for drivers of all abilities," according to the automaker. Thus, no matter how much it may scare some upon applying pressure to the right pedal, it should be manageable, in theory, anyway.
Want to talk about power? Try 1,577 hp (1,600 ps/1,177 kW), down from the concept's even more dizzying 1,824 hp (1,850 ps/1,361 kW). The Bolide is capable of 2.5 G of lateral acceleration and can generate almost three tons (roughly 6,600 pounds) of downforce, depending on the speed. As we already told you, the Bugatti Bolide is a track-only toy that costs an eye-watering €4 million (equaling $4.5 million). Production will be limited to 40 copies globally, and not a single one is still available, as all build slots have been reserved.