Bugatti makes fast cars, but what if it made fast and light cars? That’s the question the Bugatti Bolide sets out to answer, a technical concept that takes the 8.0-liter W16 engine, strips away weight, and drapes it in a super-light body. The result, the automaker says, is a theoretical top speed “well above” 311 mph.
To achieve it all, most of the creature comforts familiar from the Chiron have been thrown away. You get two seats, but that’s basically it for luxuries: when Bugatti is going to the effort of replacing every screw and fastening with a lighter titanium version, the idea of then heaping on hide trim is unacceptable. Dry curb weight is just 1,240 kilograms, or 2,737 pounds.
Paired with 1,825 horsepower and 1,364 lb-ft of torque, that means a bonafide rocket ship. 0-62 mph in 2.17 seconds, Bugatti simulates, and only 20.16 seconds to reach 311 mph. No word on production yet.