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(The Drive)   How insane is Bugatti's new Bolide? It's only about 300lbs heavier than the current Mazda MX-5. With roughly ten times (1825) the horsepower   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2020-10-28 9:47:51 AM  
Wonder who will be first to collide with a Bollide
 
2020-10-28 10:17:54 AM  
I wonder what'll be left over when this thing leaves the highway at top speed and rolls into a forest.
 
2020-10-28 10:19:22 AM  

Smoking GNU: I wonder what'll be left over when this thing leaves the highway at top speed and rolls into a forest.


Leaves.
 
2020-10-28 10:21:24 AM  
I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.
 
2020-10-28 10:21:57 AM  

Smoking GNU: I wonder what'll be left over when this thing leaves the highway at top speed and rolls into a forest sand dune.


It'll be some Arab prince who wrecks the first one.
 
2020-10-28 10:24:10 AM  
"insane" in the sense of being utterly impractical.  Look forward to Floyd Mayweather buying fifteen of these.
 
2020-10-28 10:34:47 AM  

FLMountainMan: "insane" in the sense of being utterly impractical.  Look forward to Floyd Mayweather buying fifteen of these.


Practicality does not even exist as as concept for the people that buy these types of things, so I find it funny when people continually bring it up as if its a valid point.

/sweet car
 
2020-10-28 10:41:45 AM  

Ginnungagap42: I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.


"Bolide" is almost-old-timey French slang for a fast car.

Also, nobody buying that will ever be able to even approach using this car at full potential. It's more fun driving a slow car fast.
 
2020-10-28 10:55:40 AM  

padraig: Ginnungagap42: I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.

"Bolide" is almost-old-timey French slang for a fast car.

Also, nobody buying that will ever be able to even approach using this car at full potential. It's more fun driving a slow car fast.


These Halo cars aren't really meant to be driven, they are an engineering exercise - demonstrating what is possible.
 
2020-10-28 10:58:36 AM  
It's not especially good looking. I realize that's subjective, but IMO the cloth top MX-5 has got this thing beat in the looks department.

The hard top RF Miata is a different story. It looks like the cockpit is set back too far and it throws off the aesthetics of the vehicle.
 
2020-10-28 11:01:06 AM  

phimuskapsi: padraig: Ginnungagap42: I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.

"Bolide" is almost-old-timey French slang for a fast car.

Also, nobody buying that will ever be able to even approach using this car at full potential. It's more fun driving a slow car fast.

These Halo cars aren't really meant to be driven, they are an engineering exercise - demonstrating what is possible.


In that regard, this thing is absolutely wonderful.  If you want to push mankind forward, explore the edges of what is possible, then push on them hard.  If that thing can support the HP and torque when it's completely opened up, that is a true accomplishment from top to bottom.  Even little things like the heat treatment of the drive shaft have to be carefully considered.  I wonder if it has one of my old magnetostrictive torque sensors on it. :)

Those things tend to use it, instead of a strain gauge.  Mainstream trucks and cars are starting to use it, finally.  Instead of F1 and ... these things.  Maybe it'll really take off someday :)
 
2020-10-28 11:06:10 AM  
I'll take the Miata.
 
2020-10-28 11:07:25 AM  

Ginnungagap42: I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.


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After Joe Mustang gets behind the wheel and says "Hey y'all, watch this!"
 
2020-10-28 11:12:47 AM  
there's a paul walker joke in there somewhere.
 
2020-10-28 11:13:10 AM  

phimuskapsi: padraig: Ginnungagap42: I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.

"Bolide" is almost-old-timey French slang for a fast car.

Also, nobody buying that will ever be able to even approach using this car at full potential. It's more fun driving a slow car fast.

These Halo cars aren't really meant to be driven, they are an engineering exercise - demonstrating what is possible.


If they're anything like the Veyron, they're also ego exercizes where some bigwig draws a design on a napkin and orders the engineering department to make it work.  It then doubles as a .01%er subsidy where the Porsche-Piëch faimly can hand out cars to their friends at about half the cost it takes to make them (normal Porches have the biggest markups in production cars, although that might because most of them are trucks.  Don't know how they compare to big US truck markups).
 
2020-10-28 11:13:36 AM  

Boojum2k: Ginnungagap42: I'm not sure that naming the car after something that explodes is a wise choice.

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After Joe Mustang gets behind the wheel and says "Hey y'all, watch this!"


"It's better to burn out, than to fade away!"
                                    -K​urgan
 
2020-10-28 11:24:59 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: If they're anything like the Veyron, they're also ego exercizes where some bigwig draws a design on a napkin and orders the engineering department to make it work.  It then doubles as a .01%er subsidy where the Porsche-Piëch faimly can hand out cars to their friends at about half the cost it takes to make them (normal Porches have the biggest markups in production cars, although that might because most of them are trucks.  Don't know how they compare to big US truck markups).


Sure, but whatever the driver, it's up to the engineers to make it happen. This car is 'track-only' meaning that it will never be road legal except in maybe Abu Dhabi, and with a top speed well over 300(!!!) very few drivers are even capable of driving it. 

Personally I love these insanity cars that companies like Bugatti and Pagani make.
 
2020-10-28 12:18:05 PM  
What's the point of that thimg?
 
2020-10-28 12:19:56 PM  
It's a "concept" car and probably only exists as a CAD file. Vroom vroom.
 
2020-10-28 12:24:12 PM  

Bslim: What's the point of that thimg?


Really expensive bling......
 
2020-10-28 1:16:44 PM  
I might be nitpicking here but for whatever it's going to cost to buy this beast, are toggle switches the best option on the dash?
 
2020-10-28 1:16:54 PM  
i like my cars like i like my ice cream cone.
put on a scoop, and one more, and one more, and one more, and one more
 
2020-10-28 1:46:19 PM  
I know they're designed for maximum aerodynamics, but Bugattis are ugly as sin. I can run really fast and look good in a Pal Zileri silk suit. Why can't they Bugatti collaborate with them on something that goes 250 mph and doesn't resemble Satan's buttplug?
 
2020-10-28 1:48:52 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I know they're designed for maximum aerodynamics, but Bugattis are ugly as sin. I can run really fast and look good in a Pal Zileri silk suit. Why can't they Bugatti collaborate with them on something that goes 250 mph and doesn't resemble Satan's buttplug?


It's very very specifically designed to max aero. 

I think it looks awesome personally.
 
2020-10-28 2:42:34 PM  
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2020-10-28 3:10:33 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's not especially good looking. I realize that's subjective, but IMO the cloth top MX-5 has got this thing beat in the looks department.

The hard top RF Miata is a different story. It looks like the cockpit is set back too far and it throws off the aesthetics of the vehicle.


I don't necessarily disagree but I always get a kick out of watching my mom's hard top do it's cool transformer impression.

On topic, those specs are terrifying. I'm glad I can't afford such nonsense.
 
2020-10-28 3:13:49 PM  
The thought of anything near that kinda power in a Miata...hard pass. I'd shiat bricks every time I hit the gas.  I have a 1st gen Miata that is a riot just getting it up to the speed limits.
 
2020-10-28 3:25:56 PM  
Do not want to drive a vehicle that goes in 6 different directions when you hit the gas...  love the vids where people punch it in a muscle car...  they all wreck, most spectacularly.  The tears afterwards are good too....
 
2020-10-28 3:42:25 PM  

OlderGuy: Do not want to drive a vehicle that goes in 6 different directions when you hit the gas...  love the vids where people punch it in a muscle car...  they all wreck, most spectacularly.  The tears afterwards are good too....


This isn't quite like that though. The first difference is the suspension, which is so extremely stiff that you don't get weight transfer the way you do in a muscle car. The second difference are the super sticky slick tires that don't let the car get squirrely on you.

Check out how this thing is engineered.

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World Premiere: BUGATTI Bolide
Youtube a5t0PLqMy74
 
2020-10-28 3:47:06 PM  
Also, I just saw this stat:

0mph to 310mph to 0mph, in 33.6 seconds. My brain cannot handle that information.
 
2020-10-28 3:52:43 PM  

randyripoff: I'll take the Miata.


Are you telling us something here?
 
2020-10-28 5:20:07 PM  
phimuskapsi:

Track day car, only the pros will be able to keep it in one peice
 
2020-10-28 6:31:00 PM  

phimuskapsi: Also, I just saw this stat:

0mph to 310mph to 0mph, in 33.6 seconds. My brain cannot handle that information.


Almost as funny as the new electric Hummer being faster than the new electric Mustang.

/they are all stupid fast, though
//the Hummer was 0-60 in 3.0 seconds
///Mustang, 3.5
 
2020-10-28 7:28:20 PM  
If I were 7, I'd want a Hot Wheels version of that. Now, it looks like a car that's too expensive to drive
 
2020-10-28 7:52:34 PM  

phimuskapsi: OlderGuy: Do not want to drive a vehicle that goes in 6 different directions when you hit the gas...  love the vids where people punch it in a muscle car...  they all wreck, most spectacularly.  The tears afterwards are good too....

This isn't quite like that though. The first difference is the suspension, which is so extremely stiff that you don't get weight transfer the way you do in a muscle car. The second difference are the super sticky slick tires that don't let the car get squirrely on you.

Check out how this thing is engineered.

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Awesome engineering... great looking car, too.   Just think that high HP in a street car is dangerous, because most people can't handle that.   Used to run a wrecker back in the day,(pre flat-bed) and had to clean up too many messes.   Towing a car wrapped in a tarp, and knowing what is under it, including children, will mess up your mind...
 
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2020-10-29 12:37:20 AM  

OlderGuy: Just think that high HP in a street car is dangerous, because most people can't handle that.


Most people will never even see one of these in person, nevermind have an opportunity to get behind the wheel of it.

This car simply exists to take back the top speed  "production vehicle" crown from SSC.   I certainly can appreciate the tech in it however.
 
2020-10-29 1:58:58 AM  

khitsicker: there's a paul walker joke in there somewhere.


I heard he finally quit smoking.
 
2020-10-29 8:57:24 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I know they're designed for maximum aerodynamics, but Bugattis are ugly as sin. I can run really fast and look good in a Pal Zileri silk suit. Why can't they Bugatti collaborate with them on something that goes 250 mph and doesn't resemble Satan's buttplug?


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