Bugatti Tourbillon – anything but comparable.

In 2004, Bugatti revolutionised the world of automotive performance and luxury with the Veyron, a hyper sports car with 1,001 PS. This was followed in 2016 by the Chiron, the first production vehicle with 1,500 PS. Both models were characterised by the advanced 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine. Two decades later, Bugatti launched the Tourbillon with a completely new powertrain and a new platform.

“The development of the Bugatti Tourbillon was guided at every step by 115 years of Bugatti history and the words of Ettore Bugatti himself. His mantras ‘If it’s comparable, it’s no longer Bugatti …”

Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti

Like historic Bugatti models, the tourbillon is intended to be timeless and incomparable, inspired by icons such as the Type 57SC Atlantic and the Type 35. After more than 20 years, the W16 engine is no longer used. Instead, the cylinders are arranged in a V and are supported by three electric motors. The result: a total output of 1800PS. Definitely not comparable.

The Bugatti Tourbillon is based on a fully analogue instrument cluster that was developed in collaboration with Swiss watchmakers. The skeletonised instrument consists of over 600 parts and weighs just 700 grams. The centre console combines crystal glass and aluminium to make the operation of the switches and start lever visible. Electric hinged doors and a hidden, high-resolution digital screen are further innovative elements of the interior.

The Tourbillon is powered by a new V16 naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 8.3 litres and an electric drivetrain with three electric motors, which together deliver 1,800 hp. The V16 engine delivers 1,000 hp, while the electric motors contribute 800 hp. An 800-volt battery with 25 kWh should even enable a purely electric range of more than 60 kilometres.

The aerodynamics, including an innovative rear diffuser and a retractable rear wing, have been optimised so that top speeds in excess of 400 km/h should be possible. To be precise, Bugatti specifies 445 km/h for the V-Max. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.0 seconds, the 400 km/h are on the speedometer in less than 23 more seconds. The new chassis and body structure consists of T800 carbon fibre composite, aluminium frame and 3D-printed structural struts, resulting in a lighter and stiffer body. The new chassis includes a forged aluminium multi-link suspension that is 45 percent lighter than that of the Chiron.

The Bugatti Tourbillon combines the benefits of a state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain with lightweight construction and advanced aerodynamics to reduce emissions and enhance the driving experience. The Tourbillon will be present on the lawns of the Concours d’Elegance, both today and in the future, and will be recognised as a timeless masterpiece.

Bugatti sets new standards in the automotive industry with the Tourbillon. The model combines the tradition of the brand with state-of-the-art technology and an extraordinary design. It is a vehicle that continues the history of Bugatti and at the same time offers a glimpse into the future of hyper sports cars.

Bugatti Tourbillon

Engine: 8.3L V16 Natural aspirated
Power: 1800 hp (1000hp + 800hp electric)
Weight: < 1995 kilograms
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 2.0 s
V-Max: 445 km/h