This thing sounds brutal.
The Bolide is the most extreme Bugatti ever built. A one-off project introduced in October 2020, it’s a lightweight track-only missile on wheels with an 1850-horsepower version of the company’s widely used quad-turbo W-16 engine. In person, it sounds absolutely maniacal.
The NM2255 YouTube channel got the chance to inspect the Bolide up close during this year’s Milano Monza Motor Show, giving us our first real-life look at the lightweight hypercar. The Bolide’s insane proportions and ultra-aggressive aero are even more pronounced when seen through the lens of a normal camera. And that wild X-shaped taillight configuration is just the coolest.
The most interesting part of this video isn’t how the Bolide looks, though. It’s how the car sounds. Because the car doesn’t have to conform to any emissions or sound regulations, Bugatti didn’t bother to put any sort of obstructions or muffling in the exhaust. The result, as you’ve probably guessed, is a very loud vehicle, even at idle. When Bugatti employees go to start the car up, it makes a loud bark, startling onlookers. We can only imagine how it would sound at wide-open throttle on a race track.