Bugatti reveals the brand-new Tourbillon, a successor to the Chiron!

Production will be limited to 250 units, with pricing set at about $4 million

P.S.: For automotive aficionados, this will be nothing short of a reverie come to life. Successor to the Chiron, a V-16-powered plug-in hybrid hypercar, this is the Bugatti Tourbillon. Production will be limited to just 250 units, with deliveries beginning in 2026, and a price tag of approximately $4 million.

Unlike its predecessors, the Chiron and the Veyron, which were named after famous racing drivers from Bugatti's history, the new hypercar is dubbed the Bugatti Tourbillon, drawing its name from the world of high-end watches. According to Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti Rimac, the Tourbillon is a tribute to mechanical complexity, much like a fine watch.

The Bugatti Tourbillon is driven by an all-new 8.3-litre naturally aspirated V16 engine, complemented by a front e-Axle with two electric motors and an additional electric motor on the rear axle. This combination generates a total of 1,800 hp, with 1,000 hp from the combustion engine and 800 hp from the electric motors.

The Tourbillon's electric motors are fueled by a 25 kWh oil-cooled 800V battery. Bugatti claims that the electric powertrain, featuring electric motors spinning up to 24,000 RPM and a fully integrated dual silicon-carbide inverter, ranks among the most power-dense in the world. While emphasising power, throttle response, and torque-fill, the sizable 25 kWh energy capacity enables an all-electric range of over 60 km.

Bugatti says its designers and engineers got into the idea of timeless mechanics when they were designing the Tourbillon. Instead of going all-in on big digital touchscreens, they went for a more old-school approach with machined parts and a fully analogue skeleton design, kind of like what you'd find in a fancy Swiss watch. The cluster alone has over 600 parts, and they've used materials like titanium, sapphire, and ruby to build it. And, the cluster stays put while the steering wheel moves around it, giving it a really unique feel.

Its foundation is a brand-new chassis and body structure. Buggati has used a next-gen T800 carbon composite, popular in motorsport for being both strong and lightweight. To shave off even more weight, they've integrated the battery housing, front air ducts, and rear diffuser into the structure. To keep things light, the seats are fixed to the chassis, but there's an adjustable pedal box for added comfort.

The car features an aluminium multi-link suspension both front and rear, with some key components crafted using 3D printing tech.  In a remarkable design innovation, the Tourbillon features a rear wing that remains concealed even at extremely high speeds when downforce is typically crucial. However, it springs into action as an air brake when needed. Adding to the car's drama is Bugatti's signature "horseshoe" C-line, which accentuates the fuselage. Additionally, the electrically operated dihedral doors can be effortlessly opened using the key fob, adding both style and convenience to the Tourbillon's design.

The Tourbillon is now embarking on its comprehensive testing phase, gearing up for its first deliveries to customers in 2026. Priced at £3.2 million (plus local taxes)—equivalent to over $4 million (approx ₹33 crores)—and with the potential for additional customisation costs, this hypercar is poised to make a lasting impression.