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Bugatti and the Bolide - Stepping Outside the Box

Bugatti and the Bolide - Stepping Outside the Box

Having doubts that the Bugatti Bolide is a masterpiece?

With the Bolide, Bugatti virtually took the W-16, 8-liter engine and developed an ultra-light body around it. And while modern Bugattis and the term ‘ultra-light’ do not go hand in hand, the Bolide fits the description, as it tips the scales at just 1,240 kilos (2,734 pounds).

Sure, it is so easy to take things for granted these days, and simply expect such contraptions to simply happen from a brand like Bugatti. However, the truth is that, in developing the Bolide, Bugatti had to give its absolute best.

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Watch The Man Behind the McLaren P1 Pay Respect To the Bugatti Bolide

Watch The Man Behind the McLaren P1 Pay Respect To the Bugatti Bolide

You’re doing something right if you impress Frank Stephenson

When Frank Stephenson talks about car design, the prudent thing to do is to stop whatever you’re doing and listen to the man. After all, he is regarded as one of the best car designers of all time whose design portfolio includes the Ferrari F430, Maserati MC12, and just about every McLaren model that hit the market in the last decade.

Recently, Stephenson has taken on a new job as a YouTube personality, and, to everyone’s delight, his new gig involves critiquing vehicle designs from different manufacturers. Stephenson has already compiled an impressive library of videos, but his latest one just might be the most interesting of them all. In the latest episode of Supercar Designer, Frank Stephenson gives us his thoughts on the Bugatti Bolide.

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Here's How the Bugatti Bolide's Dimple Aero Device Works

Here’s How the Bugatti Bolide’s Dimple Aero Device Works

Hint: like a golf ball

Developed around Bugatti’s 8-liter quad-turbo W-16 engine, the Bolide ditches street credibility and wears track-only clothing. And not just any sort of clothing, but the latest and fanciest aero technology, with a big part being played by the dimple air scoop.

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Bugatti Just Revealed the Real Bolide Concept Car in Video, But We're Not Convinced

Bugatti Just Revealed the Real Bolide Concept Car in Video, But We’re Not Convinced

We want to see the Bolide shredding tires on a circuit

A modern Bugatti that’s lightweight? As weird as it might sound, it exists and it’s called the Bolide. However, you can’t drive it on the road and apparently, Bugatti can’t drive it either- or at least they won’t show that to us, although the French hypercar company insists the prototype is drivable.

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This In-Depth Analysis of the Bugatti Bolide's Aerodynamics Will Enlighten You

This In-Depth Analysis of the Bugatti Bolide’s Aerodynamics Will Enlighten You

The Bugatti Bolide’s performance numbers seem a bit over the top and this video explains why

The recently unveiled Bugatti Bolide is arguably the coolest and most radical creation from the French brand. But it’s also controversial. On top of being just an experimental prototype that won’t make it into production, it also comes with a few extreme performance figures based on Bugatti’s very own simulations. Since the Bolide won’t be tested in the real world, these figures will never be more than speculative. And many people, including the YouTuber Kile.Engineers, are questioning Bugatti’s claims.

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You Can Now Drag Race The Bugatti Bolide in CSR Racing 2

You Can Now Drag Race The Bugatti Bolide in CSR Racing 2

Drive the incredible Bugatti Bolide on your mobile device in CSR Racing 2!

Bugatti unveiled the spectacular Bolide in October 2020 as its lightest, quickest, and most powerful creation to date. But the Bolide is described as an "experimental study," which means it’s a prototype or concept car that won’t go into production. We might not even see it in the metal anytime soon, but you can now drag race it in the CSR Racing 2 mobile game.

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The Bugatti Bolide is a Lightweight, Ludicrous, 1,800+ Horsepower Track Weapon

The Bugatti Bolide is a Lightweight, Ludicrous, 1,800+ Horsepower Track Weapon

The Bugatti Bolide is proof that the company can build lightweight supercars

We’ve been hearing all sorts of rumors about Bugatti recently, including that it’s working on a new supercar and that it could be sold to Rimac. News about the new hypercar was also unclear. Some claimed it will be all-electric, while others forwarded the idea that it will be just another Chiron-based thing. Well, the new supercar is here, and it’s neither of them. It’s called Bolide, and it’s actually a brand-new idea. It’s a track-only vehicle with a new carbon monocoque and a brand-new design, but how extreme is it? Let’s find out!

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Bugatti Prepares The Antidote To All Other Track-Only Hypercars

Bugatti Prepares The Antidote To All Other Track-Only Hypercars

This is Bugatti’s most insane creation to date and is merely two days away from being unveiled but we’ve seen it already

Just as we’re coming to terms - yes, it does take a while - with the idea that Rimac owns Bugatti, news came of a mysterious, low-slung beast that’s making the ground shake around Circuit Paul Ricard in France. To our amazement, said beast featured a horseshoe at the tip of its fascia and then it all came together: Bugatti is really preparing something hot for us and we’ve got to see it a few days ahead of the official debut on October 28th.

UPDATE!! Bugatti has revealed the 1,800-Horsepower Bolide - be sure to check out our latest coverage here!

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Bugatti Just Teased Its New EV - This Is How We Know

Bugatti Just Teased Its New EV - This Is How We Know

Bugatti is about to unveil a new supercar, but what is it?

Bugatti is preparing to unveil a brand-new vehicle. The French company just posted a teaser photo on its social media accounts. The picture shows four red LED bars arranged like a flattened letter X and comes with the caption "What if...?" The mysterious teaser confirms previous rumors that Bugatti will reveal a new car in October 2020. But what is it?

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Bugatti Could Reveal a Rimac-Powered Electric Hypercar In October 2020

Bugatti Could Reveal a Rimac-Powered Electric Hypercar In October 2020

Bugatti is going all-electric and the first model could have close to 2,000 horsepower

Following rumors that the Volkswagen Group will sell the Bugatti brand to Croatian electric carmaker Rimac, it has now surfaced that the French brand will unveil a Rimac-powered hypercar in October 2020.

Bugatti’s first electric vehicle will be heavily inspired by the Vision Le Mans concept. Rumors also claim that it will be a track-only model and that it will be built in extremely limited numbers or might be a one-off.

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What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?

What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?

Bugatti may be testing a new Chiron, but we don’t know what it is yet

Introduced in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron has already spawned eight variations ranging from simple special-edition models to unique cars like the La Voiture Noire. But the supercar firm isn’t planning to stop just yet, and a new test mule spotted by our paparazzi proves just that. We don’t know what it is yet, but we’re looking at three different scenarios.

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