That, however, hasn’t stopped Bugatti from further claiming that the Bolide is real and to back up that claim, the manufacturer released a new set of photos of the track-only hypercar.

On the juicier side of things and according to Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann, “driving the Bolide is like riding on a cannonball.” Well, by the looks of it, we’ll have to take Bugatti’s word for it, since there’s no actual footage of the prototype being hooned on a racetrack.

Sure, Bugatti’s engineers can probably say that they’ve driven it as part of the RD process and if there’s any video proof of that, well, Bugatti isn’t keen on showing it for the time being. So all we get is a video with the Bolide just sitting nicely, probably thinking what hypercars to devour for breakfast on the race track.

That said, the Bolide looks otherworldly compared to run-of-the-mill Bugattis, a trait that’s matched only by the mind-boggling spec sheet. Yes, it’s got the quad-turbo, 8-liter W-16 powerplant tweaked to produce 1,825 horsepower and 1,364 pound-feet of torque. But perhaps even more impressive is the weight Bugatti claims was able to torch off the Bolide’s shoulders: 1,600 pounds.

On top of that, Bugatti is confident that the Bolide can lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 5:23.1. When or if that will ever happen it’s hard to tell, but looking at those LMP1-style upward-folding doors, we’re inclined to believe such a feat is actually doable.

In the meantime, the One Percent can bask in the awesomeness of Bugatti’s Divo or Chiron Pur Sport before a decision is made on the Bolide’s future as a road car.