Bugatti emphasized weight reduction to an extent not seen in its other recent cars, making greater use of lightweight materials. For example, the prop shaft that brings power from the transmission to the rear axle is made from carbon fiber with titanium fittings, while the front-suspension pushrods are 3D-printed titanium. The result is a 2,733-pound curb weight.
Aerodynamic elements received similar attention to detail. The Bolide’s roof air scoop is made from a flexible material that deforms at high speeds, creating dimples that reduce aerodynamic drag. It’s a trick inspired by the humble golf ball. The front and rear wings deliver 1,764 pounds and 3,968 pounds of downforce, respectively, at 200 mph, according to Bugatti.