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Bugatti Tourbillon

In 2016, Bugatti presented one of the most powerful cars, the Chiron, which has reached its end. Now the time has come for Bugatti to enter a new era with a new model. Ladies and gentlemen, the Bugatti Tourbillon has arrived.

“This is the first completely new Bugatti in the last 20 years. The first that we at the new company Bugatti Rimac have completely developed, although we have already made models like the Mistral that were already based on the previous model with a double W16 engine. This is the first completely new , was developed in Croatia from start to finish,” said Mate Rimac.

At first glance, the Tourbillon has many similarities to the Chiron. However, it does not share any components with its predecessor. The horseshoe-shaped front grille is narrower, the C-line that divides the rear of the cabin is sharper, and the fenders are wider. It is equipped with subtle entry points at the headlights and C-line for air control, a carbon diffuser that extends under the rear half of the car allowing the rear wing to serve only as an air brake system. Also, the Tourbillon is 33 millimeters lower than the Chiron but also slightly lighter, despite having a 25 kWh battery that weighs 200 kg.

The interior, inspired by watches, leaves you breathless at first glance. Instruments such as a mechanical watch are mounted on the steering column, and the glass covering these instruments is made of polished sapphire crystal, an expensive material used by watchmakers for its scratch resistance. There is a small screen that can be folded, but also the softest leather that covers the entire cabin. All of this is customizable, and Bugatti is happy to match the Tourbillon for its customers to a specific watch or yacht they love.

“We’re trapped in the technology of our time. How do you make a car relevant to the year 2075 without looking ridiculous in a time that will have holographic displays or augmented reality contact lenses? Give the entire interior an analog way to interact,” said Frank Heyl, director of design at Bugatti Rimac.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Bugatti Tourbillon, unlike the Chiron, is powered by a naturally aspirated 8.3-liter cross-plane V-16 engine with 986 hp (735 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque combined with three electric motors (789 hp/ 588 kW) with a total power of 1,775 hp (1,324 kW). The new engine allows the hypercar to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in two seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in less than 5 seconds, while the speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) reaches in less than 10 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 446 km/h (277 mph).

Rimac said that the car has much higher performance than its predecessor. “I can say that 250 units will be produced, that delivery will start in 2026 and that we are already almost sold out. There are more customers than we will produce cars because we have only now shown the car to existing customers and there is already more interest among them than we will to produce cars,” said Rimac.

Source: Bugatti


The successor to the Bugatti Chiron will be revealed on June 20

After eight years of production of one of the most powerful cars and the pride of Bugatti, the Chiron, the time has come for this model to say goodbye. Its latest version, the Bugatti Chiron L’Ultime, was revealed recently and now we know its successor. It’s a hypercar that will be revealed on June 20.

Bugatti is still keeping the technical data a secret, and what is known for now is that the successor to the Chiron will be powered by an atmospheric V16 hybrid engine with around 1,800 hp (1,342 kW), as a replacement for the current W16 engine. According to unofficial information, the new engine will allow the hypercar to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in two seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in less than 5 seconds, while the speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) reach in less than 10 seconds. Top speed will be electronically limited to 446 km/h (277 mph).

The car will be produced in only 250 copies and the first deliveries will start in 2026.

The recently produced 500th example of the Chiron and its final edition, the Bugatti Chiron L’Ultime, is powered by an 8.0-L W16 quad-turbo engine with 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) and 1,180 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to all wheels. The top speed is 440 km/h (273 mph).

“This 500th and last Chiron is a fitting farewell and radiates a legacy that will forever be part of automotive history, while also paving the way for a brighter new chapter. The journey begins with the production of the Bolide and the W16 Mistral and continues with the launch of our new model in June.” said the President of Bugatti Automobiles Christophe Piochon.

Source: Bugatti

2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is up for auction

Between 2012 and 2015, Bugatti produced only 92 examples of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and one of them, the 2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is up for auction.

This car is the 46th produced and was ordered by a Japanese customer who gave up before delivery, so the car ended up in England. It is finished in a combination of black and blue, with blue brake calipers, black magnesium components and stitched seats, which is part of a €375,500 optional equipment package. The current owner bought the car in 2017 and covered it with a paint protection film. In preparation for the auction, the car was serviced in April, which cost more than 30,000 euros.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in Tangerine orange leather with embroidered details on the headrest. Tangerine orange also covers the lower part of the dashboard, door panels and roof, and there is an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel as well as carbon details on the center console.

Under the bonnet is an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine with 1,183 hp (882 kW) @ 6,400 rpm and 1,100 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) @ 3,000–5,000 rpm. That is enough for the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 375 km/h (233 mph). It has only 4,088 km on the odometer.

The auction will take place on June 12th and the estimated value of this Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is £2,000,000 – £2,500,000 GBP.

Source: RM Sotheby’s