Bugatti Debuts the 1,800-Horsepower Tourbillon

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What’s in a Name?
Not only does the latest Bugatti get a completely new engine, but it also breaks with the tradition of naming cars after the company’s legendary race drivers. Tourbillon is a complex watchmaking mechanism that constantly rotates the balance wheel, balance spring, and escapement to counter the effect of the earth’s gravity for greatly improved accuracy. This procedure was invented more than 200 years ago, and it is a fitting name for this precise, high-performance machine. The term Tourbillon is French for whirlwind – also an apt description of a 276-mph sports car.

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