Bugatti Tourbillon

Bugatti Unveils $4 Million, 1,800-Horsepower Hybrid Supercar

Bugatti has introduced its latest marvel, the Bugatti Tourbillon, a $4 million hybrid powerhouse set to replace the $3.3 million, 1,500 horsepower Chiron. This new model, boasting 1,800 horsepower, combines the brand’s traditional gasoline power with cutting-edge electric technology.

Despite industry trends and Bugatti’s 2021 merger with electric supercar maker Rimac, CEO Mate Rimac never intended for Bugatti to go fully electric. Instead, the Bugatti Tourbillon embodies a blend of mechanical and electric power, preserving the essence of Bugatti’s gasoline heritage while enhancing performance.

The Tourbillon features a colossal 16-cylinder gas engine, developed in collaboration with British race car engineering firm Cosworth, paired with three robust electric motors. These motors, positioned with one at the rear and two at the front, generate 800 horsepower independently, contributing to the car’s total output of 1,800 horsepower.

Departing from the Chiron’s turbocharged engine, the Tourbillon’s naturally aspirated engine offers a high-revving, emotive driving experience. “We wanted to make the most exciting, most emotional combustion engine possible,” Rimac stated.

The car’s interior pays tribute to classic mechanical design, with its name “Tourbillon” referencing the intricate gears of a mechanical watch. The instrument display, inspired by watch dials, features a central speedometer with dual needles indicating speed and engine revolutions.

A notable addition is the retractable display screen with Apple CarPlay, aligning with Bugatti’s vision for longevity in design. “We think, really, how will this product look in 50 years, 100 years,” Rimac explained, emphasizing the timeless appeal of avoiding permanent screens.

The Bugatti Tourbillon will be assembled in limited quantities at Bugatti’s factory in Molsheim, France, with only 250 units planned for production. With a fully charged battery, the car can travel about 37 miles on electric power alone, though drivers can opt to run the gas engine continuously.

The Bugatti Tourbillon, with its unparalleled blend of tradition and innovation, is set to redefine the standards of luxury supercars.

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