This is how one of the best sports cars in the world is built

Bugatti reveals the underside of its Bolide, a model based on a carbon fiber monocoque that meets LMH and LMDh standards.

Bugatti has released technical specifications, photos and new information about the Bolide, its most extreme track-only supercar ever designed.

According to the brand, this isn’t “just” a Chiron that’s specifically for the circuit. Molsheim engineers have completely redesigned the chassis, now carbon fiber monocoque. The images released by the manufacturer highlight the basics of this monster on four wheels.

A race car that isn’t quite a race car

The new chassis, developed specifically for the Bolide, is not only stiffer compared to the Chiron, but is also designed to match to the LMH and LMDh regulations dedicated to endurance cars.

According to Bugatti, in order to gain FIA approval, the Bolide had to pass a test in which a load of 7.5 tonnes was placed on the A-pillar with no more than 50mm deflection at the point of application of the load. But that’s not all. The surrounding structure within a radius of 100 mm from this point also had to withstand the same load.

The entire Bolide had no cracks during the test, while passing other tests with flying colours. For example, a 12-ton force was applied to the B-pillar in a rollover test. In another test, a carbon fiber monocoque was subjected to a longitudinal load of 6 tons in an attempt to simulate a rear-end rollover. -final impact against the barrier.

The most extreme Bugatti in history?

Compared to Chiron classic, the chassis changes also required some mechanical modifications to accommodate the engine. Compared to the “standard” model, the 8.0-liter W16 with four turbochargers is placed 60 millimeters further forward to maintain good weight distribution.

New center-mounted one-piece alloy wheels shod with bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport tires complete the package. Finally, in case of trouble, the car is equipped with a sophisticated fire extinguishing system from the military world. The Bugatti Bolide will only be built 40 copies and the first customers will receive it in 2024.

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