Bugatti Teases a New Mystery Car, Unveiling is Imminent

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https://newsroom.bugatti/en/feature-stories/what-if-bugatti-world-premiere

World premiere on October 28th, as stated above, at 12:00 CET

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Racing_Miku

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This comes across as a mix of the McLaren VGT and the Bugatti VGT cars but it looks really nice and very much a downforce
based car.

She look fast, very fast! :cheers:
 

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You 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.
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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.
 
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a 1824bhp track car that weighs just 1420kg

*1240kg

also, waiting for videos of this:

▪ 0-100 km/h – 2.17 seconds
▪ 0-200 km/h – 4.36 seconds
▪ 0-300 km/h – 7.37 seconds
▪ 0-400 km/h – 12.08 seconds
▪ 0-500 km/h – 20.16 seconds
▪ 0-400-0 km/h – 24.63 seconds
▪ 0-500-0 km/h – 33.62 seconds
 
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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!
 

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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 doesn't meet the regualtions in a large number of ways. It's a billionaires plaything (if it goes into production).
 
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We are getting to a pointless where hotwheels cars just dont look outlandish anymore. Shame we wont see this race though, I'm always a little sad that they market all this racing pedigree and then never get to see it racing. Same thing with the Senna, how could you name it that when its not racing.
 
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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!

I mean, I wish it was a road car. This is just another pointless track car that doesn't meet any existing series' regulations and thus will forever remain a garage queen.
 

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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.
 

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It's nice and all but can't Bugatti get back to making actual normal (as far as luxury supercar normal goes) cars? Make the Galibier already!
 
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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"
 
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I'd sooner take an Arnolt-Bristol Bolide--with that glorious six--thanks.
 

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But... why? These are romance languages and share the same root!

How did a thrown rock become a race car?

Dunno. I was not aware of the other synonyms you posted.

But Bugatti is French, kinda. :D
 
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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.
 
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But... why? These are romance languages and share the same root!

How did a thrown rock become a race car?
Well now that the Cybertruck is a thing I don’t think it’s unordinary.
 
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But... why? These are romance languages and share the same root!

How did a thrown rock become a race car?
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.

The one that doesn't fit in is clumped poo which is not moving fast if at all.
 

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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.

They would need a much smaller engine in order to go racing. The W16 is far too big and heavy. Plus if and when Bugatti gets sold to Rimac (with Porsche as controlling stakeholders), the budget simply won't be there for a full racing program.
 
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