Bugatti Debuts the 1,800-Horsepower Tourbillon

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New Powerplant
The new Tourbillon will be the first Bugatti in 20 years that doesn’t get its power from the W16 engine. Instead, this new model gets a naturally aspirated 8.3-liter V16 engine that puts out 1,000 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque and redlines at 9,000 RPM. That’s already more powerful than most other sports cars on the road, but there’s more to the story. The big V16 is accompanied by two electric motors on the front axle and an additional motor at the rear. The combination of V16 and electric motors puts out 1,800 horsepower with the excellent traction of all-wheel drive. This is certainly not your typical plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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