How long it’d take new Bugatti Tourbillon to go round the world at top speed is astonishing

  • Bugatti Tourbillon has a top speed of 444 km/h
  • Bugatti CEO Mate Rimac said future versions will be able to reach 490 km/h
  • At that speed, it would take 90 hours to travel around the equator

Published on Jun 25, 2024 at 12:04 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jun 26, 2024 at 3:49 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

The new Bugatti Tourbillon is so fast it could go around the world in less than four days.

This impossible (but fascinating) simulation gives you an idea of just how fast the car actually is.

If you could drive it at full whack across the globe around the equator, it would only take around 90 hours to get back to your starting point.

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Admittedly, this is probably just a bit of trivia.

But it’s quite interesting, and amusing.

And it proves, once again, that Bugatti knows how to build fast cars.

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’

With the new Tourbillon, unveiled just a few days ago, the automaker followed the old adage: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The Tourbillon is here to help the brand transition into a new era, since it’s a hybrid, but at the same time, it picks up exactly where its predecessor, the Chiron, left off.

It has the same proportions and styling, the same C-line and dashboard, and the same (iconic) horseshoe grille.

It also has the same number of cylinders but, in this case, that’s where the similarities end.

Meet the new Bugatti 16-cylinder engine

The new 16-cylinder engine has very little in common with the old one, apart from the number of cylinders of course – and the amazing soundtrack it provides.

Bugatti wanted more power, but they also wanted to make the engine more efficient.

The new V16 is larger than the W16, both in terms of displacement, 8.3-liter, and also in terms of size, because is almost one meter long.

And yet, it is actually lighter than before, and of course more powerful.

It delivers 1,775 horsepower, and the car has a top speed of 444 km/h (276 mph).

We should point out that Mate Rimac believes later versions will be able to go faster than 490 km/h (300 mph).

Earth has a diameter of around 12,700 km and at 444 km/h, it wouldn’t take long to go around it.

Too bad it’s just not doable.

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Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.