Listen to the brutal, deafening sound coming out the Bugatti Bolide's exhaust
Now that's a loud car
A few days ago I travelled to Milan for the MI.MO.*, an open air car show in the heart of Milan, and I got the chance to see the Bugatti Bolide in real life. It was the highlight of the show - hands down - and it is also by far and away the most insane Bugatti ever made.
The Bolide is built using the same basic architecture as the Chiron but it was designed as a track-only car from the start, which means it doesn't have to adhere to any emission standards and it doesn't have to conform to sound regulations, which is why it's so brutally loud. It sounds like a gargling brontosaurus.
The 8.0-litre W16 that powers it was modified to maximize performance with bigger turbochargers blades and it now produces 1,825 hp and 1,364 lb-ft. That's a lot more power (+277 hp) than the Chiron Super Sport 300+ on which it's based and there's less weight to move around because the Bolide is built on a monocoque chassis made from titanium and body panels made from carbon fibre.
The top speed is 500 km/h (311 mph) and Bugatti says the Bolide will only require 20.1 seconds to get to 500 kph, 12.1 seconds to reach 400 kph (249 mph), 7.4 seconds to reach 300 kph (186 mph), 2.2 seconds to get to 60 mph, and - this is probably the scariest part - it only takes 4.4 seconds to get to 124 mph (200 kph).
Bugatti Announced the Bolide would be the last car ever made with their W16 engine but they haven't said how many they'll build. They actually haven't mentioned pricing either but we're certainly looking at an 8-figure price tag.
*Milano-Monza Open-Air Motor Show