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Bugatti reveals new images of last W16-engined hypercar, the W16 Mistral

You can't help but stop and stare.
  • The Bugatti W16 Mistral will be the brand’s last ever W16-engined hypercar
  • It will be Bugatti’s first roadster since the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse back in 2012
  • At the heart of this incredible hypercar sits the final rendition of Bugatti’s legendary W16 power plant, woven around a completely redefined monocoque

Published on Jan 24, 2024 at 3:47PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jan 25, 2024 at 3:12PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones
Bugatti reveals new images of last W16-engined hypercar, the W16 Mistral

Feast your eyes on this: the W16 Mistral – the last Bugatti W16-engined hypercar.

The automaker has just released a fresh set of images of its forthcoming W16 Mistral hypercar.

And while we’ve got a tear in our eye that it’ll be the French marque’s last ever purely ICE-powered thoroughbred, our jaws need lifting from the floor.

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There’s no other way of saying it – the Bugatti W16 Mistral is nothing short of stunning.

And the best bit – it will be Bugatti’s first roadster since the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse back in 2012.

At the heart of this incredible hypercar sits the final rendition of Bugatti’s legendary W16 power plant.

However, it’s woven around a completely redefined monocoque, which leads to a noticeably more chiseled shape than before.

“The Chiron family was never intended to have a roaster model,” Emilio Scervo, chief technology officer at Bugatti, said.

“That is why we had to start afresh when we decided to build the W16 Mistral, the ultimate tribute to our rich roadster history and our legendary W16 engine.”

But despite its space-age aesthetics, the Bugatti W16 Mistral still remains true to the brand. – and by that we mean speed.

“One of the primary challenges was to meet the goal of creating a roadster that has a top speed of 260mph and mixing this performance-defining quality with an experience in the cabin that is luxurious, refined and assured,” Scervo added.

To make that possible, the vast majority of bolts and frames have been made as rigid but lightweight as possible, and composite materials have been used, too.

The Bugatti W16 Mistral has also received a few bespoke touches, like a new advanced air intake, and carbon fiber ram induction scoop behind the headrests.

What a way to bring the curtain down on a lineage of two-sear, open-top, ICE-powered Bugatti roadsters stretching back to the mid-twentieth century.

Ettore Bugatti would undoubtedly be proud.

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