Bugatti Bolide Hypercar Revealed
The Bugatti Bolide Hypercar is in the modern era “the most serious, uncompromising, quickest and lightest concept for cars.”
A surprising weight-to-power ratio of 0,67 kg per hour is promised in the course of this model. For a car weight of just 1240 kg, this means 1850hp. The use of the now-venerable quad-turbo-loaded 8,0-liter W16 engine, powered by all 4 wheels, is made possible by both of these figures, which is far above 1600hp, according to the Chiron SuperSport 300 +.
The intake of an exhaust system, 4 newly designed turbochargers, and a new dry-sump lubrication system is carried out using “dethrottling” with Bugatti claiming a weight reduction. The Bolide engine also provides a pre-cooling air to air intercooler to control the temperatures while the brakes are retained by radial ‘turbofan’ compressors of carbon-titanium. The engine, gear transmission, and the differential also feature three air-cooled oil-coolers, again with water pre-cooling.
However, it is worth noting that only the 110-octane racing fuel can achieve the full requested performance. The number is the same as the SuperSport 300 + for 98-octane petroleum.
Equally hard has been achieved to hold the weight of the kernel to 1240 kg. The Bugatti Bolide Hypercar is mounted on a monocoque super light and super-rigid carbon fiber. In the front end and on the underside, carbon fiber is also used. Bugatti suggests that the tensile strength of carbon fiber is only balanced with that of the aviation industry.
Also, the titanium of all stitching components and screws is super-thin titanium hollow, aerospace-grade alloy from 3D printers. There are ceramic brakes with a weight of just 2.4 kg each with aluminum forged center-lock wheels at front weighing 7.4 kg and at rear weights 8.4 kg. The pipes have extreme widths, up to 340 mm at the front, and the rear panes up to 400 mm, whereas a pneumatic jacket with four rams is also required to enable tire changes. Titanium pushrods with horizontal dampers provide the suspension. The pushrods are just 100 g in weight. The soldered control arms for stainless steel are also designed as wing profiles.
Aerodynamics takes the form of the dramatic corporal work itself. At around 321,8 kph, Bugatti claimed a downforce of 1800 kg on the rear wing and a headwind of 800 kg on the front.
A “worldwide innovation” in the roof-mounted intake scoop which claims to give active aerodynamics is a highlight: the scooping surface is smooth at low speeds but bubbles float out at high speeds to reduce the drag and downforce.
The Bugatti Bolide Hypercar is just 995 mm in height, 300 mm less than the Chiron. There are doors up, like an LMP1 race car. Air ducts are thought to link to Formula 1, whereas an ‘X’ problem is the Bell X-1 experimental jet aircraft which Chuck Yeager piloted as the first person ever to break the sound barrier in 1947, and which is used in the entire field of the design (especially the designs of the backlight).
Without sacrificing handling, Bugatti claims a theoretic peak speed of 500,50kph “way beyond.” Stricter, the Bugatti Bolide Hypercar claims to be able to complete the Le Mans lap in 3:07.1 minutes and the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap in 5:23.1 minutes-just a few seconds away from the Porsche 919 Evo LMP1 lap record.
Interestingly, Bugatti points out that the car is fitted with safety devices intended to comply with FIA rules. The famous Bugatti Model 35 racer from the 1920s still has references. There are also long-circulating suggestions for Bugatti finally to join the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance competition to see whether or not the new car is going to race.
What is unknown, however, is whether the Bugatti Bolide Hypercar is designed for clients. Bugatti argues that there was still no decision as to whether the car would be manufactured at present and that it is “a groundbreaking source of knowledge for future technologies.”