The Bugatti Veyron was nearly powered by an even crazier engine than the W16

26 jan 2020
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The Bugatti W16 engine has powered Veyrons and Chirons to some crazy top speeds, using its four turbochargers and many, many radiators. But did you know that the company nearly opted for an even crazier engine? One that makes the W16 seem small?! Mike Fernie explains!
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  • Excellent explanation, helped me understand Bugatti’s!

    0Acidic RBLX0Acidic RBLX26 dögum síðan
  • that was amazing

    parmis beigiparmis beigiMánuði síðan
  • amazingggg

    parmis beigiparmis beigiMánuði síðan
  • Nice car. 🥰😘😍😘

    Mousom KonwarMousom Konwar4 mánuðum síðan
  • Not

    AaryanAaryan5 mánuðum síðan
  • The EB118 is still my favorite concept car.

    Richard TsanRichard Tsan7 mánuðum síðan
  • Some sources say that VW W18 had three VR6 banks. And it looks more realistic, since VW didn’t have straight-6s in the 90s

    bors2908bors29087 mánuðum síðan
  • Impressive layout but isnt that what a cammed ls1 makes hahahaha?

    Keaton JonesKeaton Jones8 mánuðum síðan
  • You didn't have to have an intake next to an exhaust In this "Broad Arrow" engine style, you could have one hot V, and one cold V.

    John MolloyJohn Molloy9 mánuðum síðan
  • With quad turbos, hmmm almost 3000hp.

    TheOther RayJTheOther RayJ9 mánuðum síðan
  • The veyron on this thumbnail looks fucken minging

    TickingTimeBombTickingTimeBomb9 mánuðum síðan
  • A BigBlockChevy can make 1000 easy but they have to be snobs the wv fucks who raped the world many times. First with the dumb bubble beetle to which the Veyron looks terribly alike. Then with the golf spreding fwd to almost all cars, then with the console mouted audi egines which is wrong, dieselgate... and so on

    G55STEYRG55STEYR9 mánuðum síðan
  • If Bugatti make a new car with a W 18, 18L with 3x 10cm Turbos It would be Epic

    Ibnu Zandra BACHTIARIbnu Zandra BACHTIAR10 mánuðum síðan

    6uild 6ack 6etter6uild 6ack 6etter10 mánuðum síðan
  • The bugatti in the thumbnail looks wrong but idk why?!?!

    Jump JumpJump Jump10 mánuðum síðan
  • looking forward to the X20 engine

    Lopo2211Lopo221110 mánuðum síðan
  • They could go mental and do a W24 based on the W16 design.

    F SF S10 mánuðum síðan
  • Did anyone else get physically sick when they saw the W18

    Jacob PhinneyJacob Phinney10 mánuðum síðan
  • I wonder how it would've sounded!

    Ahmed360Ahmed36010 mánuðum síðan
  • I wanna know what that thing sounds like

    Marcus TMarcus T10 mánuðum síðan
  • Is it just me who doesn’t like the w16 because it doesn’t really sound very good in my opinion To be honest I don’t really like Bugattis in general (well the new ones I don’t know many old ones) simply because they are too heavy and don’t stand a chance around a corner (yeah I kind of prefer corner speed to top speed)

    TyRacing88TyRacing8810 mánuðum síðan
  • Koenigsegg: *Actual innovation* Bugatti: *Umm, let's slap 2 V8s alongside a straight 6, actually, let's remove the straight 6* *This is a joke*

    ShyMaster101ShyMaster10110 mánuðum síðan
  • Sorry, But i do not like this guy.

    kk10 mánuðum síðan
  • So the W18 was an actual W engine, other than the W16 which is a double VR8.

    S MartinS Martin10 mánuðum síðan
  • Where's Clarkson?

    Jernej KropivnikJernej Kropivnik10 mánuðum síðan
  • Yikes! Rather than bolting 3 V6 engines together, it might have been easier to design a V18 from scratch with 2 banks of 9 cylinders. Would have been easier to turbocharge too.

    Phantom EchelonPhantom Echelon10 mánuðum síðan
  • Was the enginge added recently to the museum? I was there some years ago, and the only thing in the Bugatti building was a chrome 1st edition Veyron in a room of mirrors (there were several other Bugattis in other parts of the museum, but I didn't see the EB-118 anywhere)

    henrik jonassenhenrik jonassen10 mánuðum síðan
  • Mike, it's two W8 4.0L not 2-narrow angled V8. The two sets of connecting rods - one set behind another - that formed the W configuration.

    7S POWER7S POWER10 mánuðum síðan
  • imagine hand grinding all the valve seats on an 18 cylinder engine...

    Robnoxious77Robnoxious7710 mánuðum síðan
  • Let's ban the toxic vacuum cleaners and start making these great engines again.

    Kristian LarsenKristian Larsen10 mánuðum síðan
  • Larger, not crazier, in fact they picked the w16 quad turbo setup because the power potential is much larger

    Sakarias KarlssonSakarias Karlsson10 mánuðum síðan
  • What a horrible accent

    cebozceboz10 mánuðum síðan
  • I was hoping it would be something like an H-24 (like the up to 3500 hp Napier Sabre)

    Ser Garlan TyrellSer Garlan Tyrell10 mánuðum síðan
  • I want to see who can build a kayak/canoe out of water bottles and duct tape the fastest, Hammond or May.

    Jonathan CamarilloJonathan Camarillo10 mánuðum síðan
    • Sorry. That kind of thing was mastered by Red Green, a Canadian comedy show host who made/fixed EVERYTHING with Duct tape. Red's show ran for 15 years on the Canadian Broadcasting Network back several years ago.

      Catherine MichelCatherine Michel7 mánuðum síðan
  • Has anyone ever put a V14 in a car? Last I looked BMW made one but only for boats. Do they even exist in the car world?

    EliteGuard01EliteGuard0110 mánuðum síðan
  • Fuck it 20 cylinder. 2 8.1leter v10s from the viper .then get so egg heads to keep you from exploding or something else.

    First name Last nameFirst name Last name10 mánuðum síðan
  • I swear this guy sounds like Mike Boyd Like if u agree

    TheBossOfBreadTheBossOfBread10 mánuðum síðan
  • Do you have food in your mouth bro??

    T. Y.T. Y.10 mánuðum síðan
  • Those prototypes look like Chinese knock offs.

    SMIFFYSMIFFY10 mánuðum síðan
  • wtf is this channel

    Stick WanStick Wan10 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm just glad that the real thing is better looking then the concepts

    Its_only_ KarmaIts_only_ Karma10 mánuðum síðan
  • Narrow angle V8, more like a single head V8 I'd say...

    ezdfiantezdfiant10 mánuðum síðan
  • The initial designs came from A freelancer born on the 16th. The designs were in good company, the freelance designer was also working on the F-22 and F-35 at the time.

    787brx8787brx810 mánuðum síðan
  • 2

    Ungur DaniUngur Dani10 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we have one of the professionals doing these sections please. lf i wanted to watch this level of presentation i cold watch the new top gear.

    MarksBikeExportsMarksBikeExports10 mánuðum síðan
  • Meanwhile koenegsegg does this with a 5litre v8.

    Aldrin PinheroAldrin Pinhero10 mánuðum síðan
  • One of the all time waste.

    Kyle HubbKyle Hubb10 mánuðum síðan
  • What is coming next, a W24 (2 V12)

    Emma LawsEmma Laws10 mánuðum síðan
  • Be good luck to stroke that bad boy

    Jaxx BratJaxx Brat10 mánuðum síðan
  • Bugatti should have twin supercharged their engines like konegseggg used to but the quad turbo lets it reach higher top speed but no supercharger no fast acceleration

    TiyberiousTiyberious10 mánuðum síðan
  • The engine also could be found in the volkswagen store in berlin on the street "Unter den Linden" nice to visit

    Lennart LaakmannLennart Laakmann10 mánuðum síðan
  • Why they didn't try to make w20 from two V10 engines?

    Atonu MondalAtonu Mondal10 mánuðum síðan
  • All of this to get beaten by a V8 koenigsegg

    Primus98500Primus9850010 mánuðum síðan
  • What sign language is he using?

    NemesisNemesis10 mánuðum síðan
  • they should have used Honda to make their motor, They can push so much HP out of a 4 cyl..

    Matt1984Matt198410 mánuðum síðan
  • Still waiting for the Asterisk20 engine.

    aby0niaby0ni10 mánuðum síðan
  • Just me or does the chiron thing look like an early audi tt

    Cain StendallCain Stendall10 mánuðum síðan
  • I don't get why you would think this is a good engine. Excessively large, heavy and complicated, and a pain in the backside to keep cool.

    Jakob NorrestamJakob Norrestam10 mánuðum síðan
  • You mean Volkswagens W16?

    PickchorePickchore10 mánuðum síðan
  • imagine the W32

    BH4x0rBH4x0r10 mánuðum síðan
  • The thumbnail omw what happend.

    Daniel TheronDaniel Theron10 mánuðum síðan
  • Imagine trying to insure a Bugatti at 17. The price would be insane.

    LucasLucas10 mánuðum síðan
  • How do you get so little power out of such a crazy W18 engine?

    Matt EvansMatt Evans10 mánuðum síðan
  • Someone can’t count😆😆

    paradad999paradad99910 mánuðum síðan
  • Where stands 3 or 4 after 18/..?

    Anton FloorAnton Floor10 mánuðum síðan
  • 4 times VW engine that sounds like farting mice and you are getting high on that ???

    DUcE Dev!lsTearDUcE Dev!lsTear10 mánuðum síðan
  • Do you really need to have an exhaust manifold close to an inlet manifold? As an example if looking from the front of the engine left to right can you have E I I E E I ? You would have 1 hot V and 1 cold V.

    Steve AllenSteve Allen10 mánuðum síðan
  • What is a Biew-gatty?

    BuellterrierBuellterrier10 mánuðum síðan

    ma rioma rio10 mánuðum síðan

    ma rioma rio10 mánuðum síðan

    JTR VLOGSJTR VLOGS10 mánuðum síðan
  • Jeez that’s an ugly veyron on the thumbnail

    AmDanishboyAmDanishboy10 mánuðum síðan
  • Mr “Beeewgatti” back at it again!

    Minhaj UddinMinhaj Uddin10 mánuðum síðan
  • How many litres per kilometer

    MARCO COCCOMARCO COCCO10 mánuðum síðan
  • We curse VW and would never go near them (let them burn to ashes!) and this guy wants to go visit the museum. Nerd-dick!

    Accu CatAccu Cat10 mánuðum síðan
  • Mercedes hat a Blue Print of an W18 with 8L for the Mercedes 800 SEL.

    Sany Wildlife FotkeSany Wildlife Fotke10 mánuðum síðan
  • I love that design more than the current Veyron to be honest

    99_Fiαt_Multiplα99_Fiαt_Multiplα10 mánuðum síðan
  • I love that design more than the Current Veyron to be honest.

    99_Fiαt_Multiplα99_Fiαt_Multiplα10 mánuðum síðan
  • Someone should make a NA W24.

    Girish KumarGirish Kumar10 mánuðum síðan
  • I mean that you trying to out run AIR !?!!!

    7 LAYERS !7 LAYERS !10 mánuðum síðan
  • Imagine Koenigsegg combining 2 of their engines together as one.

    EricEric10 mánuðum síðan
    • DENDOFX 2000 bhp

      SCP Foundation TMSCP Foundation TM10 mánuðum síðan
  • This thing wouldn't go 30,000 miles without mechanical problems. he seems to neglect that fact. I guess if you can afford one, you can afford the thousandsof dollars in breakdowns.

    vin russovin russo10 mánuðum síðan
  • Throw a Pratt & Whitney Wasp 18-cylinder radial engine pumping out 2,400 HP into the Veyron for a real unique ride.

    mjncadmjncad10 mánuðum síðan
  • Why does the buggati look so weird in the thumbnail but its actually normal?

    Spaghetti PotatoSpaghetti Potato10 mánuðum síðan
  • It was also originally going to be a Bentley

    Paul ThomsonPaul Thomson10 mánuðum síðan
  • the ffffffff

    Peter G.Peter G.10 mánuðum síðan
  • When you build an 18 cylinder engine you do not only make it 6.3 litres! Because then why not just use a V12, V10 or V8 and save all the pumping and friction losses incurred by all those additional cylinders? I mean I get it, smaller and more numerous cylinders make an engine both quicker revving and smoother running but honestly, going beyond 12 cylinders is pretty unnecessary, unless you're considering packaging in which case it worked out well for the Veyron because the engine layout means going from 12 to 16 cylinders doesn't appreciably increase the engine's length.

    Simon ColesSimon Coles10 mánuðum síðan
  • Unsubscribed, this channel is getting boring

    James RJames R10 mánuðum síðan
  • W18 6JZ

    HateFueledHateFueled10 mánuðum síðan
  • idk. v8 twin turbo making more power than a quad turbo w16 seems more impressive to me...

    Alvin ChanAlvin Chan10 mánuðum síðan
  • _It’s not all about cilinders... it’s what you do with those cilinders..._ *a(acceleration, Koenigsegh, V8) > a(acceleration, Bugatti, W16)*

    PFCPFC10 mánuðum síðan
  • An 18? I was thinking of a double row Wasp radial aircraft engine... There'd probably be packaging issues though.

    3ducs3ducs10 mánuðum síðan
  • My Seat almost had a V8 but then i realised it wouldnt fit.

    erkerk10 mánuðum síðan
  • I bet a w20 (4x 5cyl engines) would be an amazing engine

    Georgi GeorgievGeorgi Georgiev10 mánuðum síðan
  • So if you go to germany and give that engine a stroke, you would essentially turn it into a 5 stroke engine?🤔

    Vega Motor WerkzVega Motor Werkz10 mánuðum síðan
  • what? you can totally have intakes separated from the exhausts if you just flip some of the head directions around.....

    where's the jump buttonwhere's the jump button10 mánuðum síðan
  • you don't need 18

    Stanley JeanStanley Jean10 mánuðum síðan
  • so vw took a die-a-blo ???? stupid accent. can't stand this guy.

    jkk20jkk2010 mánuðum síðan
  • BMW was also working on a V16 for the RR Phantom but in the end they reduced it to a V12

    moinmoinmoinmoin10 mánuðum síðan