In an era of special edition cars where all car manufacturers are either just putting on a new livery or painting some extra badges on the side of the car and calling them “special editions” Here is Bugatti with their all new (kind of ) car the Bugatti Divo.
The Bugatti Divo is a hard-core track focussed Bugatti Chiron that looks like a spaceship. It looks like a concept car design that we see at car shows but never on the streets and Bugatti have made the dreams of the kid in us come true by putting license plates on this thing.
The Bugatti Divo is named after Albert Divo a racecar driver for Bugatti from the 1920’s. The car follows Bugatti’s old tradition of in-house coachbuilding; especially from the 1930’s when they built unique bodies for select customers and put them on existing chassis. This is a modern interpretation of that. The body is completely new and has an absolutely crazy look from the Chiron on top of a Chiron chassis and drivetrain.
Key design features like the Horseshoe grill in the front, the ‘C’ shape on the side and the central line following across the whole length of the car from the hood extending till the dorsal fin make it still look distinctly as a Bugatti. The design of the rear end is completely new and really dramatic with the new taillights and that aggressive diffuser and quad exhausts.
The car is designed for more aero and downforce, It has new ducts on the side for cooling and fins to direct airflow. Gone is the retractable rear wing for a newly fixed spoiler. All these changes help produce a total of 90 kgs more downforce more than the normal Chiron. The Car has also had its weight cut down with carbon- fiber windshield wipers and specially made wheels save a total of 35 kgs. It is powered by the same power plant as the Chiron, Bugatti’s 8 liters, quad-turbo W-16 Engine producing 1500 horsepower and 1600 Newton meters of torque.
The Bugatti Divo has its top speed limited to just 380 km/hr unlike the 420 km/hr of the Chiron. The main reason for this is that the tires can’t handle the extra downforce produced at speeds over 380. All these changes make the Bugatti Divo a whole 8 seconds faster than the Chiron at the Nardo handling circuit in Italy making it the agilest car Bugatti has ever produced.
Bugatti will make only 40 Examples of the Divo each priced at a staggering $5.5 Million each. But you can’t get one even if you had the money because the Bugatti Divo was already sold out before its public debut. Also to be eligible to buy a Divo you must already own a Chiron that costs another $2 Million.
So basically you’re paying $7.5 Million for a car making it one of the most expensive cars to ever be sold. Good luck getting it for almost double the price on the 2nd hand market. We can’t wait to see the crazy specs people come out with. How would you spec your Bugatti Divo? Let us know!