Tipping the scales at 1,450 kilograms (3,197 pounds), the all-wheel-drive Bolide features a power-to-weight ratio of 0.9 kilograms per metric horsepower. For reference, the Rimac Nevera record weighs 2,150 kilograms (4,740 pounds) and claims 1.1 kilograms per metric horsepower.
Designed to comply with FIA safety standards, the Bolide will be compatible with the HANS device (head and neck support) which prevents the driver’s head from whipping in the event of a collision. Bugatti further promises automatic fire suppression, a six-point harness and pressure refueling with a fuel bladder. As expected for a motorsport-inspired track toy, the crazy-looking hypercar features center-locking wheels with aerodynamic coatings and slick tires.
Reconfigured for 98-octane gasoline rather than 110-octane racing fuel, the Bolide is not the final variant of the Chiron. According to big boss Stephan Winkelmann, fewer than 100 examples were available for purchase at the start of 2020, and Bugatti will certainly send the Chiron with a bang before the W16 engine is phased out with no successor in sight.