Bugatti Tourbillon: Blending Speed, Power, And Elegance

Bugatti has unveiled the Tourbillon, a groundbreaking hypercar designed to reclaim its performance crown from the latest wave of electric and combustion two-seaters. Although it shares some visual cues with the Chiron, the Tourbillon is entirely new, boasting a fresh monocoque, suspension, and a revolutionary hybrid V16 engine.

This new 8.3-litre V16 engine, developed with Cosworth, produces 1000 hp at 9500 rpm without a turbocharger. Weighing only 252 kilograms, it is significantly lighter than the W-16 it replaces and delivers 900 Nm of torque. The hybrid system includes three electric motors, providing an additional 800 hp, supported by a 25 kW battery centrally located in the vehicle.

The Tourbillon’s combined power of 1800 hp enables it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.0 seconds and reach 300 km/h in 10 seconds. With the optional “Speed Key,” the maximum speed can increase from 380 km/h to 444 km/h.

Despite adding a hybrid system, the Tourbillon is lighter than the Chiron. It can also operate in pure electric mode for up to 60 kilometres, making it practical for city driving.

Named after the precision-enhancing mechanism in watches, the Tourbillon’s interior is a marvel of mechanical craftsmanship. It features a fully analogue dashboard with three fixed displays for speed, engine rpm, and fuel level. Swiss watchmakers designed the dials, and a crystal selector in the centre console activates the V16 engine. Hidden within the console is a screen that can rotate to provide access to Apple CarPlay.

The exterior design includes a unique diffuser, large air intakes, and an active rear wing that can act as an aerodynamic brake. The horseshoe-shaped grille improves airflow to the radiators and enhances downforce, while the multi-link suspension is 45% lighter than that of the Chiron.

Production of the Bugatti Tourbillon will commence in 2026, with only 250 units planned. Each will be priced at around 3.6 million euros before taxes.


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