The Bugatti Bolide concept is many things; technologically advanced, fast, and capable of staggering performance numbers. I don’t think anyone will accuse it of being “aesthetically attractive” or “good looking” (which probably explains the sounds emanating from Le Patron’s grave in Molsheim), but that’s kind of beside the point.
The point here is that none of us are going to drive the thing. We’re not rich (enough) and not connected (enough) to buy one of the three or 13 or 23 they’re going to end up making (that is if Bugatti actually makes the thing). But wait! There’s still a chance for us to “drive” the Bolide, thanks to Zynga, makers of CSR Racing 2. Bugatti has partnered with Zynga’s new mobile game to virtually deliver the race-ready performance of the Bugatti Bolide.
What Is CSR Racing?
In the mobile racing game CSR Racing 2, you can compete against other players in drag races with different vehicles in various categories. Win your race, and you score points to upgrade your vehicle or purchase a more powerful model. Gamers worldwide race against each other in real-time on different tracks as part of regular game events like the Golden Cup or the Evolution Cup.
Bugatti Bolide In CSR Racing 2
Just like in real-world racing, a high-performance vehicle is indispensable, which brings us to the inclusion of the Bugatti Bolide. Even by Bugatti standards, the numbers are staggering: an 8.0-liter W16 engine delivering 1,825 horsepower and a simulated top speed exceeding 310 mph. Based on simulations, the Bugatti Bolide completes a lap of Le Mans in 3:07.1 minutes and the Nordschleife in 5:23.1.
Zynga and Bugatti have worked together in the past, with gamers being able to race vehicles such as the Chiron Pur Sport, the Chiron Super Sport 300+, La Voiture Noire, and the Centodieci.
“We are thrilled to have our fans experience the raw track-ready power of the Bugatti Bolide virtually through CSR Racing 2,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “Interactive entertainment allows racers across all generations to get behind the wheel of our latest hyper sports cars and feel their performance.”
Tony Borroz has spent his entire life racing antique and sports cars. He is the author of Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, available in paperback or Kindle format. Follow his work on Twitter: @TonyBorroz.