Bugatti Tourbillon: A $4 Million Hybrid Hypercar with 1,800 Horsepower

Bugatti has unveiled its hypercar, the Bugatti Tourbillon. Which has a 1,775bhp. This plug-in hybrid hypercar, priced at $4 million and it is set to replace the iconic Bugatti Chiron.

Bugatti Tourbillon: A $4 Million Hybrid Hypercar with 1,800 Horsepower

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The Bugatti Tourbillon is powered by a Cosworth-developed 8.3-litre V16 engine that produces 986bhp supplemented by three electric motors that add an additional 789bhp, culminating in a total output of 1,775bhp.

The Bugatti Tourbillon is lighter than the Chiron. The car includes a 200kg, 25kWh battery contributing to a lower overall weight.

The Bugatti Tourbillon has a top speed of 445 km/h (277 mph) and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 2 seconds.

The heart of the Bugatti Tourbillon is an 8.3-litre, naturally-aspirated V16 engine developed by Cosworth. It features a high-revving capability of up to 9,000rpm.

Three electric motors complement the engine, two on the front axle and one on the rear providing an additional 789bhp.

This hybrid setup allows for all-wheel drive and a 60km EV-only range. The power is transmitted through an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, designed for rapid gear changes.

The Bugatti Tourbillon reaches 0-62mph in under 2 seconds, 0-124mph in under 5 seconds and 0-186mph in under 10 seconds, making it one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world.

While officially capped at 277 mph, there is speculation that the Tourbillon could exceed this limit.

The Bugatti Tourbillon retains Bugatti’s signature design elements including the horseshoe grille and the center spine. Its body features sharp lines and a sleek silhouette.

The rear design includes an exposed engine and a large diffuser designed to optimize airflow and downforce.

The rear tyres are fully exposed. The car features dihedral, electrically-operated doors, a first for Bugatti. The floating headlights are designed to direct air into the engine for cooling and performance enhancement.

The interior features handcrafted materials including machined aluminum hinges and 3D-printed suspension arms.

The car includes a unique, skeletonized instrument cluster inspired by high-end watches with analog dials for speed, revs and power output.

A hidden display for navigation and connectivity is available upon request. The steering wheel features a stationary center boss with rotating rim, inspired by vintage Citroen designs, while a mechanical lever on the dash starts the engine.

Bugatti plans to produce only 250 units of the Tourbillon, starting at €3.8 million (£3.2 million) each, with production beginning in 2026. Buyers can opt for various bespoke options, potentially increasing the car’s cost to over £4 million.

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The Bugatti Tourbillon is powered by a massive 8.3-liter V-16 engine developed in collaboration with British race car engineering firm Cosworth.

This naturally aspirated engine, a departure from the Chiron’s turbocharged variant, is designed to deliver high-revving performance and produces 1,000 horsepower on its own.

Complementing the V-16 engine are three electric motors, one at the rear and two at the front. These motors add an additional 800 horsepower, bringing the total output to 1,800 horsepower.

The car features a centrally mounted 25 kWh battery pack enabling the Tourbillon to travel up to 37 miles on electric power alone.

The Bugatti Tourbillon can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.0 seconds. It reaches 124 mph in approximately 5.0 seconds and can hit 186 mph in around 10 seconds.

With the special Speed Key activated, the Tourbillon can achieve a top speed of 276 mph. This makes it one of the fastest cars ever produced.

The hybrid powertrain generates a combined torque of 664 lb-ft, rapid acceleration and outstanding performance across various driving conditions.

The Bugatti Tourbillon retains the classic Bugatti aesthetic with a Chiron-esque design. It features a special diffuser, hidden vents and a horseshoe grille that channels air to the radiators while enhancing downforce. The car’s active rear wing serves as an airbrake and helps maintain stability at high speeds.

The interior is a tribute to mechanical watchmaking with design elements inspired by traditional watch dials. The gauge cluster mimics the appearance of a mechanical wristwatch and the speedometer has two needles.

The cockpit is adorned with aluminum switches, rotary dials and a single crystal lever for starting the engine, exuding an old-fashioned charm.

The Bugatti Tourbillon incorporates modern technology. A hidden digital screen, which remains concealed until requested by the driver.

Bugatti plans to produce only 250 units of the Tourbillon, with each car being hand-assembled at their factory in Molsheim, France.

This limited production run ensures exclusivity and attention to detail. The Tourbillon is priced at approximately $4 million (3.6 million Euros), with deliveries expected to begin in 2026.

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