Bugatti Bolide named the ‘World’s most beautiful Hypercar’ during the 36th festival automobile international.
The track monster is Bugatti’s answer to the Mercedes-AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The production version of Bolide is limited to just 40 units, with each costing four million euros ($4.6 million).
The Bugatti Bolide, first revealed in 2020 as the most extreme bugatti ever created by the french luxury marque, has been named the ‘World’s orld’s most beautiful Hypercar‘ during the 36th festival automobile international in Paris.
An expert jury of design professionals awarded the experimental vehicle from Bugatti the victory in the ‘hypercars’ category by a substantial margin, among a total of four finalists.
The all-new track-focussed Bolide Hypercar — Bugatti’s answer to the Mercedes-AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie — is designed to chase lap times rather than top speed records.
According to Bugatti , the Bolide is “the most extreme, uncompromising, fastest and lightest vehicle concept in the company’s recent history.”
With the Bolide, Bugatti’s engineers and designers developed the lightest and most track-focused concept conceivable, using Bugatti’s iconic W16 quad-turbocharged engine.
The numerous air ducts and delicate front end design are more reminiscent of aerodynamically sophisticated Formula 1 cars than a hyper sports car, dominating its look.
The Bolide sits exceptionally low, with an air intake scoop on the roof and a ground-hugging seating position. In combination with the striking rear diffuser, the dominant rear wing provides extreme levels of downforce for optimum traction in high speed corners.
“The Bolide was an entirely different challenge for our design team, and a kind of mental experiment where we stripped the car back to its W16 quad-turbocharged heart and rebuild it with the bare minimum to create the most extreme Bugatti yet.
The key for us was to respect the technical requirements of Bolide, focusing first on the function and only then developing the form. It’s an honour for us that the resulting design has won such a highly coveted award, voted for by experts in our field,” explains Bugatti Design Director Achim Anscheidt.
The Bolide has confirmed for a limited run production, meaning the hyper sports car will be taken from experimental concept to production maturity over the next three years, with very few changes, technically or visually, compared with this award-winning design.
The Bolide’s track-focused personality extends to the interior, which borrows no trim parts from the Chiron, opting instead for a functional design that speaks purely to the needs of a racing car.
“There is a clear Bugatti identity in the cabin of the Bolide, but one without the flourishes or luxuries of our roadgoing hyper sports cars. The design is focused on creating a place of minimal distraction and maximum visibility, with a curving wraparound glasshouse and critical control functions that are literally at the driver’s fingertips,” explains Frank Heyl, Bugatti Deputy Design Director.
The production of Bolide is limited to just 40 units at a net unit price of four million euros ($4.6 million) each, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2024.