Bugatti Mistral is the fastest convertible with 261 mph

Bugatti Mistral is the fastest convertible with 261 mph

When the limited edition Bugatti Mistral, the last to be powered by the W16 engine, premiered two months ago, the company claimed it could reach 273 mph. Not everyone was convinced, but Bugatti decided to show that the roadster was capable of doing it, reaching 261 mph (420 km/h).

With the style of classic cars, the Mistral is also a combination of the Divo and La Voiture Noire models. In the roadster version, with the rear lights in the shape of the letter “X” under which there are ventilation openings, it resembles the Bugatti Bolide. The design of the curved windshield, as well as the double air vents placed on the roof for cooling the engine, are reminiscent of the design of cars from the 30s.

Mistral is powered by a centrally located turbocharged 8-liter W16 engine with 1,600 hp (1,177 kW) and 1,180 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) of torque. The same engine powers the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. It reaches 62 mph (100 km / h) in just 2.4 seconds, 124 mph (200 km / h) in 5.8 seconds, and 186 mph (300 km / h) in about 12 seconds. Power is transmitted to all wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In order to reach a speed of 420 km/h, the car must be in Top Speed ​​mode, which changes the angle of the rear spoiler to reduce air resistance. Bugatti claims that the hypercar is still stable at high speeds thanks to the design of its diffuser, which creates a lot of downforce.

The Mistral is not the fastest Bugatti model, it is the Super Sport 300+ with 490.5 km/h achieved at Volkswagen’s Ehra Lessien test track in 2019. But it is still faster than the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which can reach 408.84 km/h.

The car costs €5 million EUR, and all 99 cars are already sold out.

Source: Bugatti