The Bugatti Tourbillon Is The Chiron’s Successor

BY Sean Loo

So that’s where the V16 engine ended up in - the new Bugatti Tourbillon, and it comes with 1,775bhp.

Bugatti has just revealed the 1,775bhp Tourbillon.

It's been 20 years since the Veyron made its debut, and Bugatti is now ushering in a new era with the Tourbillon, their latest hypercar. While it may share some visual cues with the Chiron, this sports an entirely new powertrain and platform.

The heart of the Tourbillon is a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain, combining a naturally aspirated V16 986bhp 8.3-litre engine with three electric motors. Two motors sit at the front axle, and one at the rear, adding another 789bhp to the mix. That's a total of 1,775bhp!

Feeding these electric motors is a 25kWh oil-cooled 800V battery, allowing the car to travel up to 60km on electric power alone.

Bugatti’s use of lightweight materials means this new 8.3-litre engine weighs in at just 252kg, and the Tourbillon itself is lighter than the Chiron. All this power translates to a top speed of just 445km/h.

Such performance demands an aerodynamic exterior, and Bugatti delivers in spades. Up front, the iconic horseshoe grille continues to lead the way, shaping the central fuselage volume and flanked by fenders that channel air under the headlights to boost airflow into the side intakes.

The sides feature electrically actuated dihedral doors, offering a dramatic sense of arrival.

At the rear, a sizeable diffuser and a deployable spoiler ensure stability at high speeds.

Inside, the Tourbillon boasts a fixed hub steering wheel with an instrument cluster designed by Swiss watchmakers. Comprising over 600 parts and featuring materials like titanium and gemstones such as sapphire and ruby, it's a work of art.

The centre console, a blend of crystal glass and aluminium, reveals the intricate workings of switches and the engine start 'pull' lever.

A high-definition digital screen deploys in portrait mode for the reversing camera or in full landscape mode for vehicle data and mobile connectivity. And you thought they weren’t going to put a screen in a Bugatti.

The Tourbillon is now entering its testing phase, with prototypes already on the road. Customer deliveries are anticipated for 2026, with a total of 250 examples to be hand-assembled at the Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim.

This follows the production of the final W16-powered Bolide and W16 Mistral.