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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  1. Mike DriveTribe

    Mike DriveTribe

    4 kuukautta sitten

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

    • cheerdiver


      3 kuukautta sitten

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

    • Quantumstardust


      3 kuukautta sitten

      I hope they put this car into Gran Turismo 7

    • Angus Uchiha

      Angus Uchiha

      3 kuukautta sitten

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

    • Inferno


      3 kuukautta sitten

      Dat Volkswagen money 👌

    • ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

      ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs

      4 kuukautta sitten

      @Valkyrie's 007 as what though?

  2. Ivan


    3 päivää sitten

    Jesus, imagine decapitation your passenger nby pressing thr gas

  3. afro_snake


    3 päivää sitten

    Drop the tiny Koenigsegg 3 cylinder from the gemera

  4. Superphilipp


    5 päivää sitten

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

  5. Nordic Blood84

    Nordic Blood84

    5 päivää sitten

    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.

  6. Tumelo Mvandaba

    Tumelo Mvandaba

    6 päivää sitten


  7. Nicolae Mihai

    Nicolae Mihai

    9 päivää sitten

    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

  8. dsjoakim35


    9 päivää sitten

    How about two Koenigsegg 3 cylinders?

  9. Sebastian Roberts

    Sebastian Roberts

    10 päivää sitten

    4.8L V10 out of a LFA

  10. Siddharth Kumar

    Siddharth Kumar

    15 päivää sitten

    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.

  11. G-man


    16 päivää sitten

    1.3l 68bhp from my skoda felicia

  12. T McBride

    T McBride

    18 päivää sitten

    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.

  13. big smoke

    big smoke

    19 päivää sitten

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

  14. sym


    19 päivää sitten

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

  15. Péter Balogh

    Péter Balogh

    19 päivää sitten

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

  16. whylie74


    23 päivää sitten

    Cut the W16 in half and build a W8.

  17. 1234567890sunshine


    23 päivää sitten

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

  18. Dominic More

    Dominic More

    25 päivää sitten

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

  19. Jack Mott

    Jack Mott

    25 päivää sitten

    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.

  20. Stefan Pariyski

    Stefan Pariyski

    25 päivää sitten

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

  21. luke quince

    luke quince

    25 päivää sitten

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

  22. RJW14


    27 päivää sitten

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

  23. RJW14


    27 päivää sitten

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

  24. My Big Mouth

    My Big Mouth

    29 päivää sitten

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

  25. Chris Oakley

    Chris Oakley

    29 päivää sitten

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

  26. Joshua Chandler

    Joshua Chandler

    Uukausi sitten

    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 😳🤣😜😁👌🤞

  27. First Name

    First Name

    Uukausi sitten

    Stack two boxer engines on top of each other

  28. Huey H

    Huey H

    Uukausi sitten

    The back reminds me of an x-wing

  29. David Borisevich

    David Borisevich

    Uukausi sitten

    toss a 2jz in it



    Uukausi sitten

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

  31. Blue Dragon

    Blue Dragon

    Uukausi sitten

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

  32. kummantschik


    Uukausi sitten

    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

  33. Nishant Naik

    Nishant Naik

    Uukausi sitten

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

  34. Joshua Balk

    Joshua Balk

    Uukausi sitten

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

  35. Zarooba91


    Uukausi sitten

    V8 from the SSC Ultimate Aero

  36. Mikey' Michael

    Mikey' Michael

    Uukausi sitten

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

  37. Sven Asmussen

    Sven Asmussen

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  38. Tom Woods

    Tom Woods

    Uukausi sitten

    Looks bad 👍🏻

  39. NeoLegolasSkywalkerStark


    Uukausi sitten

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

  40. Saul S

    Saul S

    Uukausi sitten

    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?

  41. Alessandro Battini

    Alessandro Battini

    Uukausi sitten

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

    • J C

      J C

      23 päivää sitten

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

  42. Aditya Jeena

    Aditya Jeena

    Uukausi sitten

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

  43. Wooargh


    Uukausi sitten

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

  44. jerregaming


    Uukausi sitten

    Are they returning to top tier motorsport tho?

  45. Lucian Cristian

    Lucian Cristian

    Uukausi sitten

    Roadster would destroy any Bugatti on 1/4 mile

  46. Soren Ingram

    Soren Ingram

    Uukausi sitten

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

  47. Opin-Eon


    Uukausi sitten

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

  48. csbr75


    Uukausi sitten

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

  49. Rahul Ravishankar

    Rahul Ravishankar

    Uukausi sitten

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

  50. dazzaburger


    Uukausi sitten

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

  51. Reginald Erasmus

    Reginald Erasmus

    Uukausi sitten

    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

      Uukausi sitten

      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?”

  52. Pre Malone

    Pre Malone

    Uukausi sitten

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

  53. Matt Bolt

    Matt Bolt

    Uukausi sitten

    V10 innit

  54. Matt Bolt

    Matt Bolt

    Uukausi sitten

    That jumper is amazing

  55. ꧁Diesel Crème꧂

    ꧁Diesel Crème꧂

    Uukausi sitten

    Koenigsegg response 20:1

  56. Matt H

    Matt H

    Uukausi sitten

    I like the shirt

  57. Greg Doman

    Greg Doman

    Uukausi sitten

    Great! Commentary ,spot on.

  58. ScrewFearMe


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  59. Nasir Azman

    Nasir Azman

    2 kuukautta sitten

    No rules that is why

  60. Rick te Kronnie

    Rick te Kronnie

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  61. joeuser771


    2 kuukautta sitten

    I'd go for a 4-rotor Mazda Wankel

  62. Manuel Carmo

    Manuel Carmo

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Just pollution!!!

  63. Lyan Villacorta

    Lyan Villacorta

    2 kuukautta sitten

    a koenigsegg freevalve LOL

  64. tinymahuta


    2 kuukautta sitten

    They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!!!

  65. iZajRes GS

    iZajRes GS

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  66. Leonidas


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  67. Vedad24


    2 kuukautta sitten

    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!

  68. ꧁ᆞ Goji Sp ᆞ꧂

    ꧁ᆞ Goji Sp ᆞ꧂

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  69. Isa Abdillah

    Isa Abdillah

    2 kuukautta sitten

    2jz engine its better lol

  70. Omid


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

    • peter455sd


      2 kuukautta sitten


  71. Ser Garlan Tyrell

    Ser Garlan Tyrell

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  72. venkat puneeth

    venkat puneeth

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  73. Nursultan Mukhamedzhan

    Nursultan Mukhamedzhan

    2 kuukautta sitten

    N/A V12 like in Pagani cars

  74. John Benedeck

    John Benedeck

    2 kuukautta sitten

    I really want that shirt

  75. warlock242


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

    • warlock242


      Uukausi sitten

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

    • J C

      J C

      Uukausi sitten

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

  76. Thepropertychannel


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  77. Shivek Dhar

    Shivek Dhar

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  78. Arved Ludwig

    Arved Ludwig

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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.

  79. putteswiss sogood

    putteswiss sogood

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  80. shanarah76


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  81. Ricardo Fraser djmadstyles_911

    Ricardo Fraser djmadstyles_911

    2 kuukautta sitten


  82. muzictherpy


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  83. Mark -

    Mark -

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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.

  84. ptroinks


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  85. Marc Alampi

    Marc Alampi

    2 kuukautta sitten


  86. LHCbass


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  87. Navy Patriot101

    Navy Patriot101

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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.

  88. Furness Prime

    Furness Prime

    2 kuukautta sitten

    500 kph, jesus.

  89. lapamful


    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  90. Homo Sapiens

    Homo Sapiens

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  91. Florian Walter

    Florian Walter

    2 kuukautta sitten

    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



    2 kuukautta sitten

    Hennessey has entered the chat.

  93. James Kim

    James Kim

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  94. GangsterGamer YT

    GangsterGamer YT

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  95. DrivingGod1998


    2 kuukautta sitten

    919 hybrid Evo drivetrain in my Bugatti racecar please.

  96. Dylan Spontaneous

    Dylan Spontaneous

    2 kuukautta sitten

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

  97. king khan

    king khan

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Looks like Jackson storm in lighting mcqueen part 3

  98. aby smith

    aby smith

    2 kuukautta sitten

    New Batmobile?

  99. Jonathan Ho

    Jonathan Ho

    3 kuukautta sitten

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

  100. J S

    J S

    3 kuukautta sitten

    it sounds like a ww2 piston aircraft.