Bugatti Unveils the Tourbillon: A New Era in Hypercars – Hybrid V16 with 1800hp

Bugatti has launched its latest masterpiece, the Bugatti Tourbillon, a hypercar that pays homage to the Chiron while introducing groundbreaking new technology and design.

Key Specifications and Features:

  • Engine and Powertrain:
    • Hybrid V16 Powertrain: A new 8.3-litre naturally aspirated V16 engine developed in collaboration with Cosworth.
    • Power Output: 1,000hp without turbochargers, 900Nm of torque.
    • Electric Motors: Three electric motors – two at the front e-axle and one at the rear.
    • Battery Pack: Centrally-mounted 25 kWh battery pack.
    • Combined Output: 1,800hp.
    • Performance:
      • 0 to 100km/h in 2.0 seconds.
      • 0 to 200km/h in 5.0 seconds.
      • 0 to 300km/h in 10 seconds.
      • Top speed of 380km/h, extendable to 444km/h with the Speed Key.

  • Design and Build:
    • Monocoque: Completely new design.
    • Weight: Lighter than the Chiron, despite the added battery and electric motors.
    • Exterior:
      • Chiron-like aesthetics with enhancements.
      • Active rear wing that doubles as an airbrake.
      • Hidden diffuser, large side intakes, and a horseshoe grille for downforce and cooling.
      • Multi-link suspension that is 45% lighter than the Chiron’s.

  • Interior:
    • Analog Gauges: Designed by Switch watchmakers, fixed to the steering column.
    • Controls: Aluminium switches, rotary dials, and a single crystal lever for starting the V-16 engine.
    • Hidden Digital Screen: Provides access to Apple CarPlay and other features on command.
    • Dihedral Doors: Electrically actuated for a dramatic entry.

  • EV Capabilities:
    • Range: Estimated EV range of 60km.
    • Charging System: Uses an 800-volt system.
    • Drive Modes: Capable of town cruising in EV mode.

Philosophy and Legacy:

The Tourbillon embodies the principles of Ettore Bugatti with the mantras, “if comparable it is no longer Bugatti” and “nothing is too beautiful.” This ethos guided the development of the car, ensuring it remains a symbol of unparalleled craftsmanship and performance.

Production and Pricing:

  • Production Start: 2026.
  • Number of Units: 250.
  • Starting Price: 3.6 million Euros.

The Bugatti Tourbillon is currently in its testing phase, promising a new era for the brand with its blend of tradition, innovation, and sheer performance. With its incredible power, luxurious design, and historical significance, the Tourbillon is set to become a timeless icon in the world of hyper sports cars.

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