There’s a sentence we didn’t think we’d write about today. The Bolide, a high performance track car by Bugatti, is full of unique and sometimes bizarre features. This includes a roof mounted air scoop that can, when activated, change its surface from smooth to bumpy, utilizing an aerodynamic trick seen on golf balls.

If you never knew, golf balls have that special bumpy texture on them because it's more aerodynamic. The many dimples help reduce the amount of air drag on the ball, allowing it to fly nearly twice as far as a smooth ball. This is due to the dimples creating a layer of protective air around the ball, to explain in an over simplified way.

So why not use that same trick for a car? One Bugatti engineer started working on such an idea as part of their Master’s Thesis. At the time, it was applied to the cooling channels of a brake caliper. Now it's become an evolving skin for an air scoop.

That might be our favorite part: it’s not always dimpled. The Bolide’s air scoop dimples are actually dynamic, utilizing 60 individual elements to only have bumps when speaks exceed 74 mph. When under that speed, the scoop is one smooth, clean surface. The higher above that the vehicle goes, the more prominent the dimples become. Bugatti claims that this system has resulted in 10% less drag and 16% less lift.

Just to make sure we don’t miss the standard specs expected of a performance vehicle: The Bugatti Bolide has an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 engine. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel-drive system are borrowed from the Chiron. At peak performance, it has 1,824 horsepower and 1,365 pound-feet of torque.