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How Much Horsepower Does A Bugatti Have?

Bugatti is no stranger to horsepower. At the beginning of the 90s, Bugatti released models that produced about 500 hp, but since then, the brand has consistently pushed the limits of what’s possible, resulting in an exponential increase in horsepower.

Every new Bugatti model seems to have more horsepower, and they keep setting new records, outpacing their competitors in the high-performance car market. But how much horsepower does a Bugatti have today?

The average Bugatti car has 1417 horsepower. The model with the most horsepower is the Bugatti Bolide with 1824 hp, and the car with the least horsepower is the Bugatti Veyron at 1001 hp.

Bugatti is always at the forefront of power and speed when producing supercars, and in this article, we will look at how much horsepower is to be found under the hoods of Bugatti’s current models.

How Much Horsepower Does A Bugatti Have?

Since the Volkswagen Group took over ownership of Bugatti in 1998, the amount of horsepower found under the hoods of Bugatti production models ranges between 1001 hp and 1824 hp. The powerplant responsible for the horsepower is the iconic 8-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine.

Here are all the available Bugatti models and their horsepower.

Bugatti ModelHorsepower
Bugatti Veyron 16.41001 hp
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport1001 hp
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport1200 hp
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse1200 hp
Bugatti Chiron1500 hp
Bugatti Chiron Sport1500 hp
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport1600 hp
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport1500 hp
Bugatti Divo1500 hp
Bugatti Centodieci 1600 hp
Bugatti Bolide1824 hp
Bugatti W16 Mistral1578 hp

The Bugatti brand was established in 1909 and produced about 8,000 cars before the company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti, passed away on August 21, 1947. The business declined to a standstill and ceased operations after the 1952 Paris Motor Show.

After many unsuccessful revival attempts, Bugatti was resurrected from the ashes by Italian businessman Romano Artioli in 1987 before the worldwide recession closed the Bugatti factory once again.

He employed Marcelo Gandini and Paulo Stanzani (Lamborghini Miura and Countach designers) and later Nicola Matterazi (famed Ferrari designer) to assist with Bugatti designs. The only models produced by Artioli’s Bugatti Automobili SpA were the Bugatti EB 110 and EB 112.

Volkswagen Group took ownership of Bugatti in 1998 and took the sports car industry to another level by delivering some of the most powerful supercars on the planet.

Here are Bugatti production, once-off, and limited-edition models of the last two decades, which include the following flagship models:

Let’s go through them in more detail.

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti ModelHorsepower0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
Veyron 16.41001 hp2.5 seconds
Veyron Grand Sport1001 hp2.7 seconds
Veyron Super Sport1200 hp2.5 seconds
Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse1200 hp2.6 seconds

The Bugatti Veyron was manufactured from 2005 to 2015, and a total of 450 Veyron models were sold, making it the brand’s second-best-selling model.

The first model released in 2005 was the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 fitted with an 8-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine capable of producing 987 hp. The EB 16.4 supercar smashed all speed records by clocking a superfast speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h) at the Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track.

Bugatti made a total of 450 Veyron models, with the last (450th) being the fittingly named Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale which relies on 1200 hp to motor the roadster past 250 mph.

The Veyron was named after test driver, development engineer, and Bugatti race driver Pierre Veyron.

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti ModelHorsepower0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
Chiron 1500 hp2.5 seconds
Chiron Sport1500 hp2.7 seconds
Chiron Super Sport 300+1600 hp2.3 seconds
Chiron Pur Sport1500 hp2.3 seconds

Bugatti Chiron is the best-selling Bugatti model of all time. Named after Bugatti’s most successful grand Prix driver, Louis Chiron, these models are designed in honor of the great racing man. Naturally, they have to be powerful and fast. Bugatti didn’t disappoint on any of these hyper sports cars.

With 1500 hp, the Bugatti Chiron’s 8-liter W16 engine made an immediate power statement with its release in 2016.

With a tweak of the aerodynamics and V8 W16 quad-turbo engine, the Super Sport 300+ achieved a speed of 304.77 mph (490.48 km/h) to smash the record as the fastest production car ever built (not anymore).

To produce a car that flies around a track at 300+ mph is an indicator of the elite craftsmanship found at Bugatti.

Features on the Bugatti Chiron include:

  • LMP 1 Level Monocoque Construction
  • F1-Technology Braking System
  • Adaptive Chassis
  • Active Aerodynamics
  • Special Aerospace Tested Tires

When Bugatti passed the magical 300 mph mark on August 2, 2019, former Le Man’s winner and Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace said, “The Chiron was well prepared, and I felt quite safe, even in this high-speed range.”

At first glance, the price of around $3 million per unit for a Bugatti Chiron may seem exorbitant, but when taking into account the cost of production, which exceeds $2.4 million, the price becomes more understandable.

Bugatti Divo

Bugatti ModelHorsepower0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
Divo1500 hp2.4 seconds

The Bugatti Divo is a thing of dynamic design beauty. You have to see the Divo to fully appreciate the design excellence of this model. From the central fin that stops air from causing any rear turbulence to the NACA intake on the roof, the Divo is muscular and fluid at the same time.

Named after French Bugatti racing driver of the 1920s, Albert Divo, the Bugatti Divo kicks out an impressive 1500 hp. Bugatti produced only 40 units of this model; as you would expect, they sold out in no time.

Bugatti Centodieci

Bugatti ModelHorsepower0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
Centodieci1600 hp2.4 seconds

The Bugatti Centodieci is a throwback to the 1991 Bugatti model that revived the brand, the impressively fast and powerful EB 110 model, and a model that celebrates Bugatti’s 110th birthday.

The Centodieci is fitted with an 8-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine capable of producing a massive 1578 hp. Top speed is electronically limited to 240 mph (380 km/h), and the car does 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in a quick 2.4 seconds.

Chances of seeing one in your local area are extremely limited, as only 10 models will see the light of day, costing their new owners a whopping $8 million each.

Bugatti Bolide

Bugatti ModelHorsepower0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
Bolide1824 hp2.2 seconds

The Bugatti Bolide is a track-only hyper sports car. Fitted with a minimal body design to ensure maximum downforce while flying around the track, the Bolide’s W16 engine is upgraded to push out 1824 hp.

The Bolide kicks out an additional 224 hp compared to the fastest production sports car, the Bugatti Super Sport 300+. The Bolide, which translates to ‘the racing car’ in French, weighs a mere 2,733 lbs. (1,240 kg). It’s the fastest Bugatti ever produced and will reach speeds of over 311 mph (500 km/h).

A total of 40 people will receive their production models somewhere in 2024.

Bugatti W16 Mistral

Bugatti ModelHorsepower0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)
W16 Mistral1578 hp2.4 seconds

As the world gets ready to say farewell to internal combustion engines, Bugatti is saying cheers to an engine that served them so well in a spectacular fashion via the Bugatti W16 Mistral drop-top set to become the fastest roadster ever made.

Saying goodbye to the powerful 8-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that has powered most of the modern Bugatti’s is hard to do. Bugatti will release 99 units of the Mistral in 2024, all featuring a powerful and nostalgic 1578 hp under their hoods.

It will be interesting to see which of the Bugatti W16 Mistral or Hennessey’s Venom GT Spyder will be declared the fastest once authorities can verify their respective claims. Hennessey is adamant that the Venom GT Spyder Roadster, with its 1817 hp, does over 300 mph. The race is on.


The average Bugatti has 1417 hp, and that’s something no car company in the world can beat. Bugatti has built some of the most exotic sports cars in the world, always ensuring that power and speed are perfectly mixed with aesthetic beauty.

For every year that goes by, Bugatti seems to increase the horsepower in their new cars, solidifying its position as a leader in the luxury sports car market and setting new standards for performance and speed.

It remains to be seen how long this trend of continuously increasing horsepower will continue for Bugatti. But given their track record of continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a car, it is likely that we will see further advancements in the horsepower of Bugattis in the coming years.