Bugatti Tourbillon: A Classic Hybrid Marvel Unveiled (2024)


Bugatti’s most recent hypercar, the Bugatti Tourbillon, continues to push the envelope in automotive engineering and design. Following in the footsteps of the Veyron and Chiron, this new vehicle is sure to become a classic in the automobile industry. The Tourbillon, with its design evoking some of Bugatti’s most legendary models and its potent new V16 plug-in hybrid drivetrain, is destined to become a masterpiece “for all eternity.”

Bugatti Tourbillon

Bugatti Tourbillon: A Legacy of Innovation

Since its founding, Bugatti has been committed to innovation and quality, following the values of its founder, Ettore Bugatti. As an example, the Bugatti Tourbillon embodies the brand’s maxims “nothing is too beautiful” and “if comparable, it is no longer Bugatti.” This kind of thinking has led to the development of an automobile that not only has remarkable performance but also captures the attention and imagination.

Performance and Powertrain

The Bugatti Tourbillon’s revolutionary new powerplant, which marks a major advancement in automotive engineering, is its central component. Developed in partnership with Cosworth, the naturally aspirated 8.3-liter V16 engine produces a powerful 1,000 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. With a weight of only 556 pounds and a redline of 9,000 rpm—nearly 2,000 rpm higher than the Chiron Super Sport—this engine alone is a miracle.

The Tourbillon, however, doesn’t end there. Three electric motors and a 24.8-kWh 800-volt battery pack are included within the monocoque construction. The overall output rises to an astounding 1,800 horsepower thanks to these electric components, which contribute an extra 800 horsepower. With this configuration, the Tourbillon has variable torque vectoring and all-wheel drive, enabling  exceptional handling and performance.

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Unparalleled acceleration and speed

The Tourbillon exhibits performance metrics that are very remarkable. It can accelerate to 186 mph in less than 10 seconds, 124 mph in less than 5 seconds, and 62 mph in only 2 seconds. It takes less than 25 seconds to go from a standstill to 248 mph. With the Speed Key, the car’s peak speed can be increased from 236 mph to 276 mph, putting it among the quickest in the world.

Creative Structural Design

The Tourbillon is constructed with an entirely new T800 carbon composite chassis. This cutting-edge material maintains the car’s weight low while offering remarkable strength and stiffness. The low-pressure thin-wall aluminum casting and 3D-printed aluminum bracing included into the front and back frames further improve the car’s structural integrity.

Bugatti Tourbillon interior

The suspension mechanism of the Tourbillon is among its most inventive features. The Tourbillon has an aluminum multi-link suspension system with “organic-designed” arms and aluminum uprights that are 3D printed, in contrast to the Chiron’s steel double-wishbone layout. Comparing this to its predecessor, a weight savings of 45% is achieved.

Saudi Arabia’s Impact on Bugatti’s Future

Saudi Arabia is becoming a more significant player in the automotive sector, and Bugatti’s Tourbillon is no exception. The nation’s investments in luxury and high-performance automobiles have fueled industry advancements and breakthroughs. Bugatti’s future vision is in line with Saudi Arabia’s growing interest in cutting-edge technology and sustainable energy solutions. This partnership and impact are opening the door for a new generation of hypercars that blend cutting-edge hybrid technology with unmatched performance.

Modern Technology adopted by Bugatti

The Tourbillon integrates state-of-the-art technology with traditional craftsmanship. Two sizable knobs on the dashboard and center console, which are composed of crystal glass and metal, regulate the volume and temperature. A special start/stop lever heightens the feeling of occasion in the vehicle.

The infotainment system of the Tourbillon is tucked away and only comes out when needed. From the central console, a little touchscreen that can be viewed in either portrait or landscape orientation emerges. This screen keeps the driver informed and connected by giving access to Apple CarPlay, vehicle data, and other features.


A symbol of the brand’s dedication to quality, innovation, and classic style, the Bugatti Tourbillon is more than just a vehicle. A symbol of automotive innovation, the Tourbillon has a revolutionary hybrid powertrain, innovative materials, and an opulent interior. Mate Rimac, the CEO of Bugatti, states it best: “So yeah, it is crazy to build a new V16 engine, to integrate with a new battery pack and electric motors, and to have a real Swiss-made watchmaker instrument cluster and 3D-printed suspension parts and a Crystal Glass center console.”

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on publicly available sources and may not be 100% accurate.

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