In the recent history of Bugatti we have found innovations of all kinds and conditions to obtain the highest performance, the Bugatti Bolide the most clear and extreme demonstration of this commitment. But among all those crazy ideas that Bugatti uses, there is one that draws special attention in the radical hypercar because, although it has not been hidden by many, it is a very important development that could affect many other cars.
40 units that will be manufactured from the Bugatti Bolide, a car born as a vision of the Chiron’s extreme technical recovery will give itself the best in circuits. Leaving all the limits imposed by the homologation regulations, Bugatti gave the reins to its engineers and designers to create a definitive machine, which, among other things, meant giving life to an elaborate aerodynamic work that hides solutions as curious as what it looks like today. .
Inspired by the aerodynamics that a golf ball hides on its surface, Bugatti’s engineers opted for a more realistic solution. We are talking about an active aerodynamics solution that allows the car’s behavior to be changed according to certain needs. In this way, through the huge intake installed in the cabin to feed the huge engine 1,600 hp 8.0 W16 Quad-Turbo, Bugatti has equipped 60 inflatable bubbles, in order to soften the flow passing through them. These bubbles remain stationary below 80km/h, inflating to a height of 10 mm from this speed, reducing drag by 10% at this point and returning air to the rear wing.
With this particular solution, which was used for the first time in the auto-production series, Bugatti claims that they have achieved better behavior by increasing the attack. Obviously, this is not the first time we have seen the use of active aerodynamics in production cars, since it is increasingly common to see mobile flaps and a spoiler capable of modifying the inclination to adapt to the behavior of the car in real time, which we have. enjoyed for example in first person in our test raced 911 GT3 RS at Silverstone
As it is possible, the Bugatti Bolide is destined to be one of the fastest cars ever made, since it already promised in the presentation that it could beat the time of the WeC Hypercar in the circuit of Genoa. Almost nothing.