Founded in 1909, Bugatti, or rather ‘Automobiles Ettor Bugatti’ to give its full name, was originally owned by a French car manufacturer. However, today the brand is owned by Volkswagen and produces the exclusive Veyron and Chiron sports cars.
Bugatti’s are noticeably focused on design and the new Bugatti Divo is no different. The name ‘Divo’ comes from French racer Albert Divo, who won the 1928 and 1929 Targa Florio for Bugatti and the Divo will be the first project undertaken by its newly resurrected coachbuilding division.
Having announced plans to build a new hypercar called the Divo, Bugatti has released few details so far. However, the latest glimpse of the car under a silk sheet, appears to suggest that the car’s window line is distinct to that of the Chiron and that it will have a large stability fin at the back. With a new distinctive design, Bugatti promises to deliver a lighter, more agile and aerodynamically aggressive model, which will likely take this to a new level for the hypercar manufacturer.
Although the car itself hasn’t yet been revealed, what has been confirmed is that the car will be lightweight, downforce-focused and it will generate more G-force than the Chiron. Nimble and sharp as a scalpel, the Divo is intended for road use, as well as track use and is shaping up to be a light model with an emphasis on track performance.
Expected to share the monstrous 8.0-litre quad turbo W16 engine that powers the Chiron, the Divo is anticipated to have around 1,479 bhp and 1,600Nm of torque, a top speed in excess of 225 mph and should also be able to sprint in sub-2.5 seconds.
The Divo is set to make its official debut at The Quail Motorsports Gathering in California later this summer and will add to the series of editions. Bugatti will make just 40 examples of the model in its historic hometown with pricing starting at just 5 million euros – £4.42 million, which represents a sum of approximately $5.6 million U.S. at the current conversion rate.
The new hypercar is likely to complete the brand’s line-up for the foreseeable future. This limited edition hypercar has a very specific focus on handling and cornering and is expected to thrill people around the world with its driving dynamics. With loyal customers having already made a deposit to reserve an early production slot, the performance-oriented monster will be extreme so keep your eyes peeled.