Bugatti Bolide is officially the most beautiful hypercar in the world
Bugatti Bolide, the track-only hypercar that will begin delivery to a selection of 40 customers in 2024, is officially the most beautiful hypercar in the world. When you think of the Bolide’s impressive performance, the fact that it is also recognized for its beauty is, indeed, the kind of achievement you write home about.
During the 36th edition of the International Automobile Festival in Paris, France, a “Expert jury of design professionals” named the Bolide winner of the four finalists, “By a substantial margin”, said Bugatti. Each year, the Festival aims to celebrate the men and women whose creations drive innovation in all areas of the automotive industry.
The Bugatti Bolide was presented as a functional concept at the end of 2020, with the automaker just recently announcing a 40-unit production run. Powered by the Bugatti W16 quad-turbo engine, the Bolide develops 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Nm) of torque.
It is designed for functionality and performance, so the exterior design looks like what you would find in a Formula 1 car, from the way it is very low to the ground all the way to the front and the many ducts in the car. ‘air. The interior is, again, meant to be functional, without luxury trim and unnecessary distractions. It’s the interior of a racing car, with maximum visibility and all the controls at your fingertips.
“The Bolide was a whole different challenge for our design team, and a sort of mental experience, where we took the car back to its quad-turbo W16 core and rebuilt it with the bare minimum to create the most extreme to this day. “ Bugatti’s design director Achim Anscheidt said in a statement. “The key for us was to meet Bolide’s technical requirements, focusing on function first and only then developing form.”
The production-ready Bolide will not have any function or design changes compared to the working prototype presented in 2020, Bugatti said. The starting price for a unit of the limited series is 4 million euros, or about 4.7 million dollars at the current exchange rate.