Bugatti Veyron and Chiron are both already ranked in the top 10 fastest cars ever. But in the infinite cycle of the extreme, Bugatti thinks it can be up to himself. Today, in front of the super sophisticated audience like Pebble Beach Concours, Elegance tends to attract, the company's bosses retreated an electric blue sheet to reveal Bugatti Divo. (Cue mild applause from the well-equipped crowd.)
Bugatti has found its automobile-building hypercars – and Divo pushes the definition as far as possible by iterating on Chiron. The sheet revealed gradually matte gray bodywork underneath, rippling with sharp angles and gaping inlets. In the back mirror, this thing will look like an angry shark.
"For us, the design must be recognizable as a true Bugatti," says Stephan Winkelmann, president of the brand. This means that it's a giant horseshoe-shaped grille, a centerline that extends over the hood and roof of the car, and shovel-shaped signature lines on the doors. "These are the three key elements that certify a Bugatti, even if you do not see the logo," he says.
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Engineers rigged the chassis and increased the wheel camber for better handling. "It also looks very cool on the car," says Winkelmann.
Bugatti did not reveal a 0 to 60 but the top speed is 236 mph, and it says the car can handle the Nardò track in southern Italy a full eight seconds faster than Chiron.
Fuel comes from an eight liter, W16 engine, which gives 1500 horsepower. (Nobody is looking forward to our electric future here.) Drivers will only be able to use all that on a track where the car would look perfect at home, with a blue strip that emphasizes the front and the pillars. The strip motif is also carried in the interior, with bright blue accents on racing seats and steering wheel.
If you have to ask the price, you probably can not afford it. (But for Divo it's $ 580 million.) You're too late. Bugatti makes only 40 cars and they have all sold.
While automakers go on an EV future, they are still working on making fast, desirable, electric cars and even superb cars. Pininfarina displays its $ 2 million PF0 to a select group of potential buyers at Pebble, for example, and VW's ID-R electric hit Pikes Peak record in June. But by selling out before it's even revealed, Bugatti Divo shows that there is still demand for the most hyper-ish of cars, no matter how stupid the statistics are.