• Bugatti unveils the largest carbon-carbon brakes ever in the Bolide, built for F1-level performance.
  • The cutting-edge cooling system ensures 85-90% airflow reaching brakes for optimal efficiency.
  • Meticulously crafted brakes feature 8-piston calipers, 390mm discs, and bespoke components.
  • Brembo and Bugatti collaborate to push automotive boundaries, exceeding Bolide’s demanding requirements.
  • Limited to 40 units and priced at €4 million, the Bolide embodies rare, high-performance artistry.

As Bugatti meticulously prepares for Bolide deliveries to discerning customers, the spotlight falls on a crucial enhancement— the braking system. Collaborating with Brembo, the French automaker unveils a milestone: the largest carbon-carbon brake system ever crafted by the Italian supplier. An engineering marvel, these brakes, with roots traced back to the Concorde aircraft and their subsequent integration into F1, showcase Bugatti’s commitment to pushing automotive boundaries and delivering unparalleled performance to its well-heeled clientele.

Bridging the gap between road and track, Bugatti elevates the Bolide’s braking prowess to Formula 1 and LMh/LMDh hypercar standards. Engineered for consistent performance and to thwart brake fade, Bugatti’s cutting-edge technology takes center stage. The brake cooling system, a key player in this innovation, ensures 85-90% of airflow is meticulously directed to the discs and pads, marking a bold stride in achieving unmatched braking efficiency for the Bugatti Bolide.

Crafting excellence down to the smallest detail, Bugatti unveils the Bolide’s high-tech CFD-developed carbon-carbon brake system. At the front, two robust eight-piston monobloc calipers, meticulously machined from aluminum alloy and nickel-coated, embrace four high-performance 25mm pads and sizable 390×37.5mm carbon discs. The rear mirrors the precision with two six-piston monobloc calipers, slightly smaller pads, and carbon discs measuring 24.5mm and 390x34mm—adhering to LMDh specs. Completing this brake symphony are bespoke master cylinders and specially formulated fluid, underscoring Bugatti’s commitment to unparalleled performance in every component of the Bolide.

Embarking on the journey to perfect the Bolide’s brake system was no ordinary feat—it was a thrilling and distinctive challenge for Brembo’s Performance Division. Mario Almondo, Chief Operating Officer at Brembo Performance, expresses pride in the team’s achievement. Their dedication to excellence shines through, showcasing the excitement and uniqueness inherent in crafting the braking masterpiece for the Bugatti Bolide.

Embracing Bugatti’s racing legacy, the track-only hypersports car, Bolide, stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. Emilio Scervo, CTO of Bugatti Rimac, takes pride in the collaborative effort with Brembo, producing a brake system that not only meets but surpasses the exceptional demands of the Bolide. This achievement symbolizes the fusion of innovation and heritage, a true embodiment of Bugatti’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive excellence.

Bugatti’s commitment to performance extends beyond dry conditions. Introducing a special Wet mode tailored for wet-weather tires, the Bolide aims to minimize understeer in challenging conditions. Going the extra mile, this mode activates a distinctive rain light, reminiscent of the iconic feature seen in Formula 1. It’s not just about speed; it’s about empowering the Bolide to conquer the road, regardless of the weather challenges it encounters.

The privilege of basking in the Bugatti Bolide’s track performance is reserved for an exclusive few. Limited to just 40 examples, this automotive marvel has swiftly found its enthusiasts, with every unit already spoken for. Priced at a staggering €4 million (approximately $4.3 million), the Bolide not only signifies a pinnacle of track prowess but also stands as a testament to the allure of rare, high-performance automotive artistry.

In a mere 6 months, the successor to the legendary Bugatti Chiron roars onto the scene. But hold your breath, for whispers suggest a hybrid heart might replace the mighty W16. This unveiling promises a seismic shift, leaving enthusiasts on the edge of their seats as Bugatti redefines automotive audacity.