The Bugatti Boulevard is probably the most bizarre vehicle ever imagined by a French carmaker, and the original show car was recently brought to the Concours d’Elegans in Villa d’Esta, Italy.
When it was first unveiled in October 2020, Bugatti said that the Bolid was a single experimental study envisioned as the final manifestation of a lightweight hypercar with its quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16. Given the growing demand for high-end hypercars, it was a bit of a surprise when in August 2021, Bugatti confirmed that Boliv would hit production lines and be limited to only 40 units worldwide.
Interestingly, the original Boleid show car is not just a static display car that some might expect. In fact, it is fully functional and powered by the carmaker’s 8.0-liter W16. In this form, the engine produces a remarkable 1,824 hp and 1,364 pound-feet (1,850 Nm) of torque, figures that become even more remarkable when you consider that the whole car weighs only 1,240 kg (2,733 lb).
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When first conceived, Bugatti stated that Bolid hit 100 km / h (62 mph) in 2.17 seconds, 200 km / h (124 mph) in 4.36 s, 300 km / h (186 mph) in 7.37 seconds, speeding 248. Can Mph (400 km / h) in 12.08 seconds, and 310 mph (500 km / h) in 20.16 seconds. Bugatti claims that it is theoretically possible to lap Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 5: 23.1 minutes.
The Bugatti will reduce the groove for the production model, capping at 1,578 hp and 1,180 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) of torque. Boloid production will also be quite heavy, tipping the 1,450 kg (3,196 lb) scales, inevitably affecting its effectiveness.
The first Bolides are expected to reach customers in 2024.