Bugatti hopes its latest gas-only car will also be the fastest convertible in the world

Bugatti hopes its latest gas-only car will also be the fastest convertible in the world
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It is also the last car from Bugatti to run only on petrol. Future models will be hybrid.

According to Bugatti, only 99 Mistrals will be made, and all of them have been sold before the car’s public unveiling in Carmel, California on Friday.

“There can only be one goal: to once again be the fastest roadster in the world,” the company announced.

Bugatti has not revealed what the Mistral’s expected top speed might be. The last time Bugatti could claim the world’s fastest convertible was in 2013 when the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse convertible hit 454 mph at Volkswagen’s test track in Germany.

The current top speed record for convertibles is claimed by the Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster, built by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering. The $3 million, 1,800-horsepower car reached a top speed of 265.6 miles per hour in 2016.

Convertibles typically have lower top speeds than hardtops due to poorer aerodynamics.

The Mistral will also be the last model to feature Bugatti’s famous W16 16-cylinder engine. Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti-Rimac, which currently owns the Bugatti brand, said that future Bugatti models will be hybrids. It’s unclear what gas engine these future models will have, but it won’t be the W16 that’s powered every modern Bugatti since 2005, with various developments and upgrades.

The version of this engine used in the Mistral is the same one that powers Bugatti’s claimed 2019 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport. it was able to reach a speed of almost 305 miles per hour.

Air for the Mistral’s large engine enters through air intakes behind each of the car’s two seats. The air scoops are made of carbon fiber and are designed to support the entire weight of the vehicle to protect the occupants in the event of a rollover. The air intakes on the side of the car are for the oil coolers. Air from the oil coolers is expelled through the Mistral’s X-shaped taillights.

The Mistral’s design is inspired by the classic 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Grand Raid. In particular, Bugatti designers looked at the currently available Roadster Grand Raid On display at the Lowman car museum In the Netherlands according to Bugatti. The car’s sharply angled V-shaped windshield and rising knobs behind each of the seats are among the similarities to the modern car.

The front of the Mistral has a unique design with headlights made of four light bars each. The horseshoe-shaped central grille is also deeper and wider than on hardtop cars.

According to Bugatti, the first cars will be delivered to customers in 2024. It was a Bugatti He left the Volkswagen group In 2021 and now Partnering with Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac. Bugatti production remains at its traditional home in Molsheim, France.

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