Bugatti:last yearYou won’t be seeing any other top speed records from Bugatti in the foreseeable future as the company’s president, Stephan Winkelmann, has revealed the Molsheim-based marque is done chasing speed records. Bugatti’s goal was to be the first automaker to break the 300-mph barrier, and now that they’ve done it with the longtail Chiron, the quest is over. From now on, “we will focus on other areas,” says Winkelmann.
Let's talk about another record it could potentially upset: land speed. Bugatti themselves may have retired from the land-speed record game, but that doesn't stop an owner from having a bit of SSC-trolling fun. Bugatti says the Bolide's top speed is "well over" 310 mph, but doesn't define exactly what "well over" means here. Just run the thing, man. Build more and sell it.
a 1824bhp track car that weighs just 1420kg
It doesn't meet the regualtions in a large number of ways. It's a billionaires plaything (if it goes into production).They have the audacity to pose it next to two actual Bugatti race cars that actually raced? Pathetic. Useless. I’m tired of these pointless road cars that can’t compete for wins.
Enter it in LMH, you won’t!
They have the audacity to pose it next to two actual Bugatti race cars that actually raced? Pathetic. Useless. I’m tired of these pointless road cars that can’t compete for wins.
Enter it in LMH, you won’t!
It's also French for "race car" or "fast car"I have... concerns about the name.
"Bolide" is Italian (well, Latin, and before that Greek) for "missile", deriving from the word "bolus" which means a rounded mass*; effectively a stone thrown from a sling, or a rock hurled from a catapult - it's also where we get the word "ball". Winkelmann's "like riding a cannonball" is incredibly apt.
However the most common use of "bolide" is to describe a specific type of meteor which enters the Earth's atmosphere, burns brightly, and then explodes before it reaches the ground. The Chelyabinsk meteor was a bolide, for example.
That's probably not the image Bugatti was looking for.
*It's also used in medical terminology to describe a clump of material within a digestive tract; poo in your colon is a "bolus". Which is nice.
It's also French for "race car" or "fast car"
But... why? These are romance languages and share the same root!
I suppose a missile moves fast, a buning metor moves fast and a race car moves fast, the connection is the speed rather than the object itself.
What a freaking monster.
But since they CAN build something like this, now I have another question: What if Bugatti made an extreme, lightweight RACE CAR?
I mean, we get it, this thing can destroy Le Mans and Nordschleife lap times, but now I want to see they try to get WINS on the track. No, not records, WINS.
Just make a Le Mans Legal variation of this and go and win Bugatti. PLEASE.