The Network revealed the appearance of the Bugatti roadster, which in a few days will be presented at Monterey Car Week in California. The hypercar will be made in the style of Divo and the Veyron Barchetta concept and will be equipped with a 1600 horsepower W16 8.0 engine. According to unconfirmed information, the roadster will be named Mistal, in honor of the cold northwest wind.
At Monterey Car Week in California, Bugatti will show the latest model with a W16 8.0 turbo engine. According to rumors, the Chiron-based roadster will be named Mistral in honor of the cold northwest wind blowing from the Cevennes to the Mediterranean coast of France.
Bugatti itself has so far published only a couple of uninformative teasers of the novelty, but the hypercar render says that the design of the car will refer to the Veyron Barchetta concept and the Divo coupe.
The engine of the roadster will be from Chiron Super Sport 300+ and Centodieci. This is a top-end modification of the W16 motor called Thor, developing 1600 horsepower and 1600 Nm of torque.
With such a unit, the coupe accelerates to a hundred in 2.4 seconds, and the Mistral is unlikely to spend more. After all, he will have to compete with the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster worth $3,000,000, which has 1842 horsepower, and accelerates to “hundreds” in about 2.6 seconds.
Meanwhile, Bugatti is already working on the next hypercar. It will retain the internal combustion engine, but will be “largely electrified.” It is not yet known on the basis of which motor the power plant will be built. Perhaps the company will have to use a smaller internal combustion engine — and with fewer cylinders.