Only sold for 29 million yuan! Bugatti releases new supercar, V16 + three motors = 1800 horsepower

Early this morning, Bugatti officially released the Chiron's successor, the Tourbillon, with a price tag of up to US$4 million, equivalent to about 29 million yuan.

This car transcends the present, is not limited to the future, but is built for eternity.

This is why Bugatti named their new car the Tourbillon, deciding not to follow the tradition of naming new cars after legendary Bugatti racing drivers.

Tourbillon watchmaking technology was born in France in 1801 and is famous for its unparalleled complexity and beauty. It helps offset the impact of gravity on the watch and ensures more accurate timing. More than 200 years later, the tourbillon is still considered the pinnacle of watchmaking.

In today's era, the most likely thing to become outdated is the technology itself, especially those large LCD screens and assisted driving. Therefore, it is particularly crucial for Bugatti to use "timeless" components that can withstand the test of time.

The core charm of the Bugatti Tourbillon is the timeless beauty of this machine.

form, follows performance

Bugatti CEO Mate Rimac said at the press conference:

The development process of the Bugatti Tourbillon has always been guided by Bugatti's 115-year brand history and Ettore Bugatti (the founder of the Bugatti brand). What he said, "If it's comparable, it's no longer a Bugatti" and "Beauty is endless," guide me personally and the design and engineering team who pursue creating a new era of Bugatti supercars.

Like every contemporary Bugatti, the Tourbillon follows the principle of "speed shapes shape." Traveling at speeds exceeding 400km/h, every surface of the body, every air intake, and every ridge requires fine polishing to ensure that the vehicle complies with aerodynamics and thermodynamics.

Three classic Bugatti models have become the inspiration pillars of Tourbillon. They are:

The Type 57SC Atlantic, known as the most beautiful car in the world, the Type 35, the most successful racing car of all time, and the Type 41 Royale, one of the most ambitious luxury cars.

Design, performance and luxury form the blueprint of the Tourbillon, which is narrower and lower than the Chiron and is more elegant, emotional and luxurious than any previous model.

▲Type 57SC Atlantic

▲Type 35

▲Type 41 Royale

Frank Heyl, Bugatti's design director, said that they drew inspiration from the Type 35. The entire vehicle's shape is guided by the horseshoe-shaped grille, which gradually stretches into a streamlined body.

The "S" in Type 57SC Atlantic means Surbaissé, which essentially means lowering – lowering the front of the car, lowering the height of the car, lowering the driver's sitting position, creating a wonderful posture and proportions.

“This is very important to us,” says Heyl. “The lower body appears wider, which not only strengthens the presence of the wheels, but also gives the car a muscular look, like a beast ready to attack. . Every design choice is to convey a sense of movement even when it is stationary, so that you can feel its speed and power even when it is stationary.”

On the other hand, the signature bolt-on center fin on the 57SC Atlantic extends from the Tourbillon's wider grille to create a flying buttress above the spectacular V16 engine.

The Type 41 Royale once brought classic two-tone color to Bugatti. This design has now evolved into another core design element of the brand – the Bugatti line. We can see this elegance on the previous Veyron and Chiron. Rounded arc. The difference is that the Tourbillon's "Bugatti line" has become sharper and more angular in order to cater to the lower profile.

Like previous Bugatti models, the Tourbillon follows the philosophy of "form follows performance."

The iconic grille has been widened to more effectively guide air to the dual radiators for more efficient heat dissipation. Bugatti has also retained a sizable luggage compartment between the two radiators.

The Tourbillon's streamlined shape is inspired by the majestic peregrine falcon, allowing it to achieve incredible speeds while generating massive downforce to enhance the car's cornering performance.

In terms of aerodynamics, Bugatti has used more than 20 years of experience accumulated on the Veyron and Chiron. The height and angle of the active rear wing can perfectly match different vehicle speeds while providing air braking function.

The Tourbillon's aerodynamic balance is largely due to the new diffuser concept, whose diffuser begins to climb at an ideal angle behind the cabin, fully integrating the rear of the vehicle into the diffuser design.

On the other hand, such a diffuser design places higher requirements on the thermodynamic design of the vehicle interior. A hidden air duct beneath Bugatti's eye-catching taillights allows hot air from inside to escape.

Bugatti’s “inner beauty”

The elegant automatic butterfly door slowly rises, and the first thing that attracts you must be the row of clock-like instrument panels.

This is an instrument panel built using Swiss professional watchmaking technology. It is composed of more than 600 parts and is made of titanium, sapphire, ruby ​​and other materials. The maximum tolerance is 50 microns, the minimum is only 5 microns, and the weight is only 700 grams.

Another interesting point is that this complex instrument panel is integrated on the steering wheel, but when the driver turns the steering wheel, it does not rotate with the steering wheel.

Remember Citroën? As expected, they are all French car companies.

The Tourbillon's center console, made of crystal glass and aluminum, reveals the intricate workings of the buttons and engine start lever. Bugatti says the development of its glass involves 13 steps to ensure clear, flawless glass that is strong and safe enough in the event of an accident.

The aluminum part of the center console is milled and anodized from a single piece of metal. When you need to use CarPlay or other multimedia functions, a complex mechanism pops up the touch screen from the top of the center console.

Just like the exterior, the Tourbillon's interior follows the concept of "form follows performance" and does not compromise on practicality and comfort for the sake of design.

For example, the Tourbillon's seats are fixed directly to the floor for the lowest seating position and lightest design, and therefore cannot be adjusted. However, it comes with pedals and a steering wheel that are adjustable fore and aft, providing the perfect balance of practicality and performance.

Another example is the audio system in the car. Tourbillon ditches conventional speakers and subwoofers in favor of a more advanced sound system that uses existing interior panels as sound emitters. This innovative design significantly reduces vehicle weight compared to traditional speakers.

It is this ultimate pursuit of lightweight that makes this new generation supercar still lighter than the previous generation model Chiron even after being equipped with a 28-degree battery pack.

Oh yes, yes, this generation of Bugatti supercars is electric.

Bugatti's W16 engine is unlike any other in the world, setting the benchmark for the limits of internal combustion engine technology with its four turbines and astonishing power figures. Twenty years after the birth of this powertrain, Bugatti has delivered another unparalleled engineering masterpiece.

The Tourbillon is powered by an all-new 8.3-litre V16 naturally aspirated engine, developed with help from Cosworth, and weighs just 252kg. It can provide an exciting 1,000 horsepower, the needle on the instrument panel can climb up to 9,000 rpm, and the comprehensive fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is about 21.47-25.19L.

In addition, two electric motors installed on the front axle and one electric motor on the rear axle can bring a total of 800 additional horsepower, which means the output of the entire system reaches 1,800 horsepower.

It is worth mentioning that these three motors have a speed of up to 24,000 rpm and are equipped with fully integrated dual silicon carbide inverters. They are one of the highest power density powertrains in the world. Its power comes from a 25kWh 800V oil-cooled battery pack, which is installed at the rear of the cockpit and can provide more than 60 kilometers of pure electric range.

Use a set of data to feel the power of this power system:

  • 0-100km/h: 2.0 seconds
  • 0-200km/h: <5 seconds
  • 0-300km/h: <10 seconds
  • 0-400km/h: <25 seconds
  • Top speed: 445km/h

In 2004, the reborn Bugatti revolutionized the automotive world with a 1,001-horsepower supercar; in 2016, this achievement was surpassed by another astonishing feat of engineering, the world's first 1,500-horsepower car. Car, Chiron.

At their heart is the world's most advanced automotive engine – an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16. Now, Bugatti has redefined this concept with an all-new powertrain and platform.

Tourbillon is not only a new car, but also a brand with a glorious history of nearly 120 years, showing vigorous vitality at the dawn of a new era.

The journey continues.

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