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It matters not who you are, if you’re into anything remotely related to automobiles then you simply have to give credit to Bugatti for creating the most advanced, complicated and technically advanced combustion engine on the planet. The engine is such a masterpiece that the Italian automaker has used it in a few different models in a few states of tune. In the case of the latest car to be built around the W16 powerplant, the limited number Mistral, the quad turbocharged setup is set up to produce a full 1 600 hp that affords the hypercar performance figures like the ability to hit 100 km/h in just 2.3-seconds, 200 km/h in 6.1-seconds, 300 km/h in 12.65-seconds, 322 km/h (the benchmark 200 mph mark) in 14.95-seconds and can run on to a top speed of 420 km/h. The latter should be timed in less than 42-seconds seeing as the Chiron managed that with less power. This setup in the Mistal isn’t the most powerful version of the monstrous powerplant, that title goes to the Bugatti Bollide that’s rated at an insane 1 825 hp (1 361 kW).

As Dale Carnegie once said:  "Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language." and so this 99-unit, R100 000 000 Bugatti’s name has some great meaning. It takes the Mistral name from a constant, powerful wind blowing from as far as the Rhône River valley across the elite towns of the Côte d’Azur in the South of France and across the Mediterranean. “For the final roadgoing appearance of Bugatti’s legendary W16 engine, we knew we had to create a roadster. Well over 40% of all Bugatti vehicles ever created have been open-top in design, establishing a long lineage of performance icons that – to this day – are revered the world over. In the Chiron1 era there had, to-date, been no roadster, so the introduction of W16 Mistral2 continues this legacy, driven by enormous demand from our clients for an all-new way to experience the mighty performance of our iconic engine. The W16 Mistral opens the next chapter in the Bugatti roadster story, inspired by over a century of open top legends.” says Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac CEO.

Take a look at the short but amazing cinematic overview of the svelte lines and dimensions of the last Bugatti to ever see fitment of the quad-turbocharged W16 engine before it's retired: BUGATTI W16 MISTRAL: The Ultimate Roadster | Bugatti

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