Bugatti Divo – The Supercar you really, really want…
Drawing inspiration from the 1935 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (4 made, 3 surviving) and 2015 Vision Gran Turismo (1 made, estimated value £4,000,000 to £14,000,000), the french supercar manufacturer has launched the Bugatti Divo.
The latest supercar from Bugatti is named after Frenchman Albert Divo, a two-time winner of the Targa Florio race with Bugatti in the late 1920s.
It uses an 8 litre quad turbocharged W16 engine, producing 1500bhp. This may be the same output as the £2,518,000 Chiron, however the Divo has some aerodynamic tricks up it’s beautifully designed sleeve…
Thanks to a host of aerodynamic modifications and weight saving measures; the Divo is capable of lapping the Nardo circuit a whopping 8 seconds faster than the Chiron.
“When I took up my position at Bugatti at the beginning of the year, I soon learnt that our customers and fans were waiting for a special vehicle which would tell a further story for the brand in addition to the Chiron,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “The Bugatti team was also very eager to implement a project like this.”
Different but distinct
It was decided to build a car with a different character in contrast with existing models, but that would still be distinctly Bugatti.
With the Divo, Bugatti is also reviving its coachbuilding tradition. In its first few decades, the French luxury brand had considerable success with bodies built to its own design and installed on existing chassis.
“To date, a modern Bugatti has represented a perfect balance between high performance, straight-line dynamics and luxurious comfort. Within our possibilities, we have shifted the balance in the case of the Divo further towards lateral acceleration, agility and cornering,” Winkelmann added. “The Divo is made for bends.“
Production is limited to just 40 cars, with each priced around £4,400,000, however, you can’t have one.
Bugatti Divo – The Supercar you can’t have…
You want one, don’t you? Well you can’t have one.
“The feedback from our customers was overwhelming,” the Bugatti President reports. “We showed the Divo to a small group of selected Chiron customers. The 40 cars were all sold immediately. This was fantastic confirmation for the Bugatti team which had put so much dedication and passion into the project.”
But that interior…
Flicking through the gallery leaves you awestruck. Yes it’s fast. Yes it’s extreme and yes, it’s expensive… But the best thing about the Divo? The colour scheme.
Porsche recently launched a one-of-a-kind 993 Turbo S Gold Edition, and we’ve heard people say ‘what a shame it’s gold’.
Bugatti have combined classic heritage with modern style and created a car that really is shockingly good looking – even if you probably won’t ever see one, let alone drive or buy one.
So, what do you think, is that interior the best one you’ve seen in a long time?
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