People who want one of 40 limited-edition vehicles, made by luxury French motoring brand owned by Volkswagen, face a major problem Bugatti unveiled its stunning Divo supercar on Friday in Monterey, California – during the week of car events held in Pebble Beach – showcasing a vehicle that the French luxury motoring brand owned by Volkswagen has priced at US$5.8 million.
Yet already getting hold of one now is going to impossible – even if you have the money. The Divo sports car, named after the French racing driver and two-time Targa Florio winner, Albert Divo, who won many races in the Type 35 Bugatti, looks to take Bugatti into the future.
“To date, a modern Bugatti has represented a perfect balance between high-performance, straight-line dynamics and luxurious comfort,” Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti’s president, said.
Compared with the Bugatti Chiron, a hyper grand tourer, the Divo is much more focused on driving dynamics.
The hypercar is 77 pounds (34kg) lighter, while its aerodynamics generate an additional 198 pounds of downforce.
“The Divo has significantly higher performance in terms of lateral acceleration, agility, and cornering: the Divo is made for corners,” Winkelmann said.
However, both the Divo and Chiron share Bugatti’s 1,500, quad-turbo, W-16 engine.
The company did not reveal the time it takes for the Divo to accelerate from 0 to 60mph (96.5km/h), but it did confirm that its top speed was limited to “just” 236mph.
The car carries with it key elements of other classic Bugatti-brand cars including the horseshoe-shaped front grille, the famed Bugatti signature line on the vehicle’s side, and the familiar fin that showcases the longitudinal axis of the car when seen from above.
“The Divo is a further example of our design philosophy ‘Form follows Performance’,” Achim Anscheidt, director of design of Bugatti Automobiles, said.
“In this case, the engineers and designers aimed to create a vehicle focusing on cornering speeds and lateral dynamics.”
Parts of the car are coloured “Titanium Liquid Silver”, while other parts are painted in “Divo Racing Blue” – two striking hues that were developed specifically for the Divo.
Unfortunately, if you have not already ordered a Divo, then you are already too late.
After being shown to a handful of chosen Bugatti customers, the Divo’s limited production run of 40 vehicles has sold out.