How the Bugatti Bolide is much, much quicker than a Chiron

Revealed late last year, the Bugatti Bolide is by far the most extreme car the company has ever produced. Closer to an LMP1 car than a road car, this thing has apparently set simulated lap times that boggle the mind. Mike Fernie investigates this incredible car, diving into its engine, aerodynamics and statistics.

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  • Mike DriveTribe
    Mike DriveTribe4 måneder siden

    Time to make these simulations a reality, we're counting on you Bugatti...

  • cheerdiver


    3 måneder siden

    Power plant BRRAAAPP that Dahm thing UP!! 26b LeMans proven, sub metric ton WITH THE DRIVER.

  • Quantumstardust


    3 måneder siden

    I hope they put this car into Gran Turismo 7

  • Angus Uchiha

    Angus Uchiha

    3 måneder siden

    @ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs im sure the billionaires could squeeze out the funds

  • Inferno


    3 måneder siden

    Dat Volkswagen money 👌

  • ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

    ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

    4 måneder siden

    @Valkyrie's 007 as what though?

  • Ivan
    IvanDag siden

    Jesus, imagine decapitation your passenger nby pressing thr gas

  • afro_snake
    afro_snakeDag siden

    Drop the tiny Koenigsegg 3 cylinder from the gemera

  • Superphilipp
    Superphilipp3 dager siden

    Anybody else think it's kind of ridiculous to advertise "simulated" lap times?

  • Nordic Blood84
    Nordic Blood843 dager siden

    99 percent of the people that argue here does not have enough money to even buy an entry level FERRARI here. Yet they speak as if they absolutely know because they saw a video that speaks about a video about the car?!. Bugatti HAS NO competition when it comes to the HYPER CAR RnD. There are competitors but on going improvements its a night and day. Of course BUGATTI constantly will be the absolute king of the SEGMENT. This not to downplay the other car companies as they have great revolutionary cars like Pagani Kognisseg and Mclaren. But VW funds Bugatti like they are the RD wing of the main company.

  • Tumelo Mvandaba
    Tumelo Mvandaba4 dager siden


  • Nicolae Mihai
    Nicolae Mihai7 dager siden

    If they really want racing, they need to get a smaller engine, but that would defeat the purpose since for that they can use an Audi or a Lambo. For the same reason I think Bugatti will keep that monster engine, the smaller ones will go to Audi, Porsche or Lambo

  • dsjoakim35
    dsjoakim357 dager siden

    How about two Koenigsegg 3 cylinders?

  • Sebastian Roberts
    Sebastian Roberts8 dager siden

    4.8L V10 out of a LFA

  • Siddharth Kumar
    Siddharth Kumar14 dager siden

    Honestly I think if Bugatti wants to return to racing then they should go with a twin-turbo V8 or some kind of V12 cause why not. V8s and V12s have proven themselves to be more than enough capable of racing. Or Bugatti could do it smartly like how Ford did with Ford GT and get a twin-turbo V6 with hybrid tech and a ridiculously high rev-range.

  • G-man
    G-man15 dager siden

    1.3l 68bhp from my skoda felicia

  • T McBride
    T McBride16 dager siden

    When presenting information, it best to keep the units of measurement the same. Talking tons then immediately saying kilo grams takes away from the shock of how much of a difference the weight actually is.

  • big smoke
    big smoke17 dager siden

    They should cut the w16 into what I believe is a vw Passat 4.0 w8

  • sym
    sym17 dager siden

    i would like to see one of those 2500 hp audi engines in it to completely mince some of those other hypercars

  • Péter Balogh
    Péter Balogh18 dager siden

    A Koenigsegg freevalve V8 :-D, or 2 Koenigsegg 3 cylinder to make a straight 6 with 1200 ps :-D

  • whylie74
    whylie7421 dag siden

    Cut the W16 in half and build a W8.

  • 1234567890sunshine
    1234567890sunshine22 dager siden

    Bolide is a french word for a car/vehicle that goes really really fast. Not sure we have a word for it in english

  • Dominic More
    Dominic More23 dager siden

    for that last question, i would want a 2JZ GTE in it

  • Jack Mott
    Jack Mott23 dager siden

    power higher in the rev range is better for a track car? citation needed? pretty sure it doesn't matter where in the rev range the peak is.

  • Stefan Pariyski
    Stefan Pariyski23 dager siden

    Some type of Volkswagen group V6 would probably be the best solution, purely for weight savings and familiarity with the engine.

  • luke quince
    luke quince24 dager siden

    A bugatti that isn't a house with a W16, very nice

  • RJW14
    RJW1426 dager siden

    for a racing series they should do something bonkers like an 8 cilinder boxer.

  • RJW14
    RJW1426 dager siden

    so the bolide is the weight the veyron should have been. Nice.

  • My Big Mouth
    My Big Mouth27 dager siden

    I'd put a Galaxy Class Warp 9 engine inside it.

  • Chris Oakley
    Chris Oakley28 dager siden

    Cut it in half. Have a W8 with two turbos. Racing is all about proving you have the best tech, after all..

  • Joshua Chandler
    Joshua Chandler29 dager siden

    I would like to see an R34 built to the gills...or a LS9 built put in it...or the motor from the new NSX lol in a Bugatti... Honda power 😳🤣😜😁👌🤞

  • First Name
    First NameMåned siden

    Stack two boxer engines on top of each other

  • Huey H
    Huey HMåned siden

    The back reminds me of an x-wing

  • David Borisevich
    David BorisevichMåned siden

    toss a 2jz in it


    Bugatti could just use Bentley GT3's V8 twin turbo engine. The engine has been proven, reliable, & got great sound

  • Blue Dragon
    Blue DragonMåned siden

    They should build a new engine for this car not use a old one

  • kummantschik
    kummantschikMåned siden

    Take 4 of the Ducati Supersports 2cyl and stick them together just like they did with the W16. That would make a fearsome, almost 1000 hp, high revving hornet of an engine

  • Nishant Naik
    Nishant NaikMåned siden

    waste car only on paper can't do anything practical🤣🤣🤣

  • Joshua Balk
    Joshua BalkMåned siden

    Replace it with the only V12 to ever win an f1 championship, Senna's Mclaren MP4/6 from 1991

  • Zarooba91
    Zarooba91Måned siden

    V8 from the SSC Ultimate Aero

  • Mikey' Michael
    Mikey' MichaelMåned siden

    I'd go with Honda for reliability ...or Ford eco ..for speed

  • Sven Asmussen
    Sven AsmussenMåned siden

    I really cant imagine its as fast as the porsche 919, that thing is about as fast as is technically possible at the moment. The aero and stuff is way more extreme

  • Tom Woods
    Tom WoodsMåned siden

    Looks bad 👍🏻

  • NeoLegolasSkywalkerStark
    NeoLegolasSkywalkerStarkMåned siden

    How likely are these cars to be driven to their potential, is there a series they will be raced in?

  • Saul S
    Saul SMåned siden

    Can’t we just go triple shaft turbine with a 9 speed box for rear wheels and electric motor each front wheel for torque vectoring steering?

  • Alessandro Battini
    Alessandro BattiniMåned siden

    What a monster car , BTW "Bo´lide" is the correct pronunciation (and the final "e" is sound and not silent)

  • J C

    J C

    22 dager siden

    the E is silence. You never pronounce it in french if it's at the end of the word without an accent

  • Aditya Jeena
    Aditya JeenaMåned siden

    What engine?? None.....M crying but put a battery n 4motors ( perhaps 16 )in there.... That's the norm now

  • Wooargh
    WooarghMåned siden

    they should put in a LS3 because AMERICA makes the best engines

  • jerregaming
    jerregamingMåned siden

    Are they returning to top tier motorsport tho?

  • Lucian Cristian
    Lucian CristianMåned siden

    Roadster would destroy any Bugatti on 1/4 mile

  • Soren Ingram
    Soren IngramMåned siden

    I'm a car guy But what a waste of time other than funneling Cash to engineers

  • Opin-Eon
    Opin-EonMåned siden

    7:05 Not fit for racing but... Twin turbo 6 rotor.

  • csbr75
    csbr75Måned siden

    Gran Turismo: *invents the ultra fast Vision GT cars* Bugatti: "We're upgrading the Vision GT... to real life"

  • Rahul Ravishankar
    Rahul RavishankarMåned siden

    Meanwhile Koenigsegg with their V8 : **laughs in swedish**

  • dazzaburger
    dazzaburgerMåned siden

    What about that la voiture that was reportedly bought by Cristiano for 20 million

  • Reginald Erasmus
    Reginald ErasmusMåned siden

    Lol I just saw the title of this vid and had to come say. It's quicker because it is 756 kilos lighter. But faster it is not. The Chiron can exceed 300MPH because because every part of it is built to do so, while Bolide is built for a track. Bugatti recieved massive critisisim for showing top speed times for the Bolide like 0 - 500km/h but that car can never attain that speed because it is designed with down force and cornering in mind and also its tyres would nearly evapourate if it tried to do those speeds. There is actually a video that explains why it is so difficult to abtain 300MPH. Simulated: The Bolide would actually start dragging on the ground before it even got close to Chiron Speed :)

  • Average Picker

    Average Picker

    29 dager siden

    Start dragging on the ground? There’s nothing that would indicate it would do that. ‘...close to Chiron speed..” ok so what is “close to?”

  • Pre Malone
    Pre MaloneMåned siden

    The Bolide goes from 0-500kph in the same time it takes my Suzuki Swift from 0-100kph.

  • Matt Bolt
    Matt BoltMåned siden

    V10 innit

  • Matt Bolt
    Matt BoltMåned siden

    That jumper is amazing

  • ꧁Diesel Crème꧂
    ꧁Diesel Crème꧂Måned siden

    Koenigsegg response 20:1

  • Matt H
    Matt HMåned siden

    I like the shirt

  • Greg Doman
    Greg DomanMåned siden

    Great! Commentary ,spot on.

  • ScrewFearMe
    ScrewFearMeMåned siden

    If WV let Koenigsegg drive on their track, Koenigsegg would more than likely have been the faster

  • Nasir Azman
    Nasir AzmanMåned siden

    No rules that is why

  • Rick te Kronnie
    Rick te KronnieMåned siden

    Bugatti keeps finding ways to making their cars uglier... It's pretty amazing

  • joeuser771
    joeuser771Måned siden

    I'd go for a 4-rotor Mazda Wankel

  • Manuel Carmo
    Manuel Carmo2 måneder siden

    Just pollution!!!

  • Lyan Villacorta
    Lyan Villacorta2 måneder siden

    a koenigsegg freevalve LOL

  • tinymahuta
    tinymahuta2 måneder siden

    They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!!!

  • iZajRes GS
    iZajRes GS2 måneder siden

    I don't want Bolide. I want Vision GT to become reality!!

  • Leonidas
    Leonidas2 måneder siden

    errrm.. the usual way.. aerodynamics, weight, power train, tyres, warp drive

  • Vedad24
    Vedad242 måneder siden

    If money was no object there are few cars in the world that i would buy just to have it sit in the middle of the room like an art and this one is sure one of those cars!

  • ꧁ᆞ Goji Sp ᆞ꧂
    ꧁ᆞ Goji Sp ᆞ꧂2 måneder siden

    How is bugatti bolide faster than LMP1?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!- oh

  • Isa Abdillah
    Isa Abdillah2 måneder siden

    2jz engine its better lol

  • Omid
    Omid2 måneder siden

    I'd put the V10 engine from Lexus LFA. Nice and compact that engine

  • peter455sd


    2 måneder siden


  • Ser Garlan Tyrell
    Ser Garlan Tyrell2 måneder siden

    To be fair, Porsche threw out the FIA rulebook with the 918 Evo, so we can't hold that W16 engine against the Bugatti...

  • venkat puneeth
    venkat puneeth2 måneder siden

    Is it safe for the driver. Can the survival cell withstand a 500 kph crash.... ??

  • Nursultan Mukhamedzhan
    Nursultan Mukhamedzhan2 måneder siden

    N/A V12 like in Pagani cars

  • John Benedeck
    John Benedeck2 måneder siden

    I really want that shirt

  • warlock242
    warlock2422 måneder siden

    It's not Boleeeeed, it's Bolide as in a meteor

  • warlock242


    Måned siden

    @J C It means the same thing you badly educated man.

  • J C

    J C

    Måned siden

    It's the french word, pronounced boleeeed. Wich means very fast vehicule

  • Thepropertychannel
    Thepropertychannel2 måneder siden

    Jackson Storm. Art imitating life or life imitating art once again 😄

  • Shivek Dhar
    Shivek Dhar2 måneder siden

    My car does 0 to 100 in the same time this one does 1 to 500

  • Arved Ludwig
    Arved Ludwig2 måneder siden

    Fun Fact: This isn't a W engine. A W-engine means three straight banks. This is a V-VR-engine since you have two banks of a VR order.

  • putteswiss sogood
    putteswiss sogood2 måneder siden

    Interesting they have 0-500 when it never gone that fast lol

  • shanarah76
    shanarah762 måneder siden

    Christian Von Koenigsegg... hold my beer be right back

  • Ricardo Fraser djmadstyles_911
    Ricardo Fraser djmadstyles_9112 måneder siden


  • muzictherpy
    muzictherpy2 måneder siden

    design from the scratch? it's all same design..

  • Mark -
    Mark -2 måneder siden

    Not too sure about Bugatti. Any manufacturer who builds a car that requires two days work to change the oil, with a price tag of $20,000 for that service, can't be all that bright.

  • ptroinks
    ptroinks2 måneder siden

    Bolide... That's a very fitting name, actually :).

  • Marc Alampi
    Marc Alampi2 måneder siden


  • LHCbass
    LHCbass2 måneder siden

    I'd do a K20 swap to it. VTEC baby

  • Navy Patriot101
    Navy Patriot1012 måneder siden

    fast sure, but likely costs as much as private jet, as comfortable as a grocery cart, higher maintenance than Brittaney Spears, and as reliable as a Chinese built Alibaba scooter. For that money a far cheaper, more reliable & comfortable super car can be built & modified.

  • Furness Prime
    Furness Prime2 måneder siden

    500 kph, jesus.

  • lapamful
    lapamful2 måneder siden

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahah hohohohohohohohohohohohohohoho heheheheheheheheehe Sorry, I just remembered the Tesla Roadster.

  • Homo Sapiens
    Homo Sapiens2 måneder siden

    I can't wait for Kogniegseggg...or something to beat this now😁

  • Florian Walter
    Florian Walter2 måneder siden

    LeMans is mainly straight, so don't be so shy and put a goddman second engine into this. Go for a WW32 engine with nearly 4000 HP

    SHANNON SA2 måneder siden

    Hennessey has entered the chat.

  • James Kim
    James Kim2 måneder siden

    The fluffy italian extracellularly tie because lyocell pharmacologically wrestle within a quack tie. woebegone, misty lock

  • GangsterGamer YT
    GangsterGamer YT2 måneder siden

    i would take the engine straight out of the 2009 bmw sauber f1 car

  • DrivingGod1998
    DrivingGod19982 måneder siden

    919 hybrid Evo drivetrain in my Bugatti racecar please.

  • Dylan Spontaneous
    Dylan Spontaneous2 måneder siden

    Diesel. Won’t happen but would be sweet I love that sound when a turbo diesel goes by at the track. Phaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • king khan
    king khan2 måneder siden

    Looks like Jackson storm in lighting mcqueen part 3

  • aby smith
    aby smith2 måneder siden

    New Batmobile?

  • Jonathan Ho
    Jonathan Ho2 måneder siden

    Did anyone else immediately see an x-wing with the rear light?

  • J S
    J S2 måneder siden

    it sounds like a ww2 piston aircraft.