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Bonkers new $6m-plus car revealed: 2026 Bugatti Tourbillon hybrid supercar makes more power than 12 Toyota Corollas combined

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Bugatti Tourbillon.
Bugatti Tourbillon.

The new Bugatti Tourbillon might be the world’s wildest car.

It’s the evolution of the famous Veyron supercar of 20 years ago and the replacement for the Chiron.

The Tourbillon is the brainchild of Mate Rimac, the man who willed into existence his own electric supercar brand before it merged with Bugatti.

It brings some seriously impressive numbers that none can match.

Under the bonnet is a beefy naturally-aspirated 8.3-litre V16 petrol engine that revs up to a heady 9000pm and makes a whopping 735kW and 900Nm.

But wait there’s more …

The Tourbillon pairs the monster engine with three electric motors and a sizeable 25kWh battery for a combined power output of 1324kW, or about the same as 12 Toyota Corollas.

It is also about 150kW more than the Chiron could muster from its quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine.

Bugatti Tourbillon.
Bugatti Tourbillon.

It’s a plug-in hybrid and can be driven up to 60km on pure electric power.

Bugatti claims the Tourbillon can sprint from 0-100km/h in a neck-snapping 2.0 seconds and can go to 200km/h in under five seconds.

That kind of performance doesn’t come cheap with a circa-$6m starting point. In Australia if you add 33 per cent luxury car tax, five per cent import duty and 10 per cent GST you won’t have much change left from $9m.

Even if you have that kind of cash to splash there is no guarantee you’ll be able to secure one.

Bugatti is making just 250 examples and you’ll need to have had a few Bugattis or Rimacs in your garage previously.

The body is sculptured and reinforced so it can achieve a top speed of more than 400km/h.

Bugatti Tourbillon.
Bugatti Tourbillon.

The level of engineering is a big part of what you are paying for.

Step inside and the wow factor keeps coming with a very analogue experience. The car’s dials were produced by a Swiss watchmaker. The gauges are made of materials such as titanium and sapphire. The gauges are fixed to the steering wheel so they are always in full sight regardless of seating position.

There is a small digital multimedia screen but it is hidden in the dashboard that only deploys if the driver wants it.

Dom Tripolone
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Dom is Sydney born and raised and one of his earliest memories of cars is sitting in the back seat of his dad's BMW coupe that smelled like sawdust. He aspired to be a newspaper journalist from a young age and started his career at the Sydney Morning Herald working in the Drive section before moving over to News Corp to report on all things motoring across the company's newspapers and digital websites. Dom has embraced the digital revolution and joined CarsGuide as News Editor, where he finds joy in searching out the most interesting and fast-paced news stories on the brands you love. In his spare time Dom can be found driving his young son from park to park.
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