Bugatti has announced its last W16 quad-turbo powered Roadster, Bugatti Mistral. And I am going to miss this engine. Mat Rimac the new CEO of Bugatti has said Mistral will be the final car with a W16 quad-turbo engine and also the fastest roadster in the world. From now on they will focus on Hybrid cars, not all electric.
Let’s see the history of Bugatti
Bugatti has been operating since 1900, which was founded by Ettore Bugatti. He introduced several models back in the day until he died and the family was unable to carry on the company and ceased operation in 1963. 20 years later, Romani Artiolo bought Bugatti in 1987. In 1991 he introduced the EB 110, which was one of the legendary cars. But again in 1995 Bugatti went bankrupt. Again in 1998, Volkswagen bought Bugatti.
After 7 years they brought the iconic Bugatti Veyron which had a W16 quad-turbo 8-litre engine which produced 987 HP and 1250 NM of torque. Which also created a world record for the fastest car with a top speed of 253 mph. After this, All the models had a W16 quad-turbo engine but with more power
Then there was Bugatti 16.4 super sport that hit 268 mph. The power was increased to 1,184 hp and 1500 NM of torque. The 0-60 time is 2.5 sec.
Bugatti Chiron’s power output is 1479 HP and 1,600 NM torque. The 0-60 time is 2.4 sec.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ with a top speed of 304 mph. The power was increased from the normal Chiron to 1,577 HP and 1,600 NM torque. The 0-60 time is 2.4 sec.
Bugatti Divo was more of a track-focused car and hence the top speed was 236 mph. The 0-60 time is 2.4 sec.
The Bugatti Centodieci’s top speed was also limited to 236 mph, and the power output is 1578 HP and 1600 NM of torque. The 0-60 time is 2.4 sec.
This is the latest vehicle from Bugatti and it is a roadster, Bugatti claims it is going to be the fastest roadster in the world, and only 99 will be made. The front of the vehicle is similar to Divo, with no vents on the bonnet. This car is completely built with carbon fibre. The headlights are significantly different with 4 horizontal bars. Though there are vents behind these lights for air intakes. Overall you won’t see massive cuts and vents like Chiron or Divo, it is a smooth car overall. The triangular tail lamps look amazing, they have gaps for letting the hot air out from the engine.
This is the second roadster from Bugatti, and it is going to be the fastest roadster in the world according to Bugatti. Being a roadster means no roof, so in case the car rolls over, you need protection for your head, so instead of some after-market rollbars, Bugatti used the air intakes for the engine as a protective roll bar. This has an advantage, you can hear the W16 engine roaring behind your head.
Yes, we are not going to see the w16 quad-turbo engine from the next Bugatti, but Rimac the new CEO has said, Bugatti will have the ICE engine with hybrid tech. We have to wait and see how that turns out. So what are your thoughts about Bugatti stopping the use of the W16 quad-turbo engine?
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