New $5M Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster 2024! Supercar with 1,578 hp

New $5M Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster 2024! Supercar with 1,578 hp

Molsheim is bringing the curtain down on its W16 quad-turbo engine’s near-20-year story with the Bugatti W16 Mistral, a $5 million speedster based on the Chiron.

New $5M Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster 2024! Supercar with 1,578 hp

The Mistral’s 8.0-liter W16 engine makes 1,578 (1,600 PS) and 1,180 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) and is borrowed from the Super Sport and record-breaking Super Sport 300+, which recorded 304.773 mph (490.5 km/h) at Volkswagen’s Ehra Lessien test track in 2019. The 300+’s body was specially modified by Bugatti’s aerodynamic experts to reach those speeds, however, and the Mistral won’t be anywhere near as rapid, particularly with the roof removed.

New $5M Bugatti W16 Mistral Roadster 2024! Supercar with 1,578 hp

But Bugatti is clear that it has designed the Mistral to be the fastest convertible in the world. The company set a production car record of 254 mph (409 km/h) with the Grand Sport Vitesse in 2013 and believes that record still stands, though Hennessey took its Venom GT Spyder to 256.6 mph (413 km/h) in 2016 and is gunning for close to 300 mph (483 km/h) with the new Venom F5 Spyder unveiled this week at Monterey. The fact that Buggati says the new car’s instruments are designed to be “easily visible at up to 420 km/h (260 mph)” suggests Hennessey might have this one in the bag.