Bugatti to release ultra-exclusive new supercar
Coming off the heels of the launch of the Chiron just a year ago, Bugatti is getting ready to launch a second, even more exclusive model that promises to be lighter, more agile and feature more downforce and the ability to contort its passenger’s bodies with cataclysmic g-forces.
What’s more, you don’t have to wait long to catch a glimpse of what promises to be a truly incredible vehicle. On the 24th of August 2018, supercar fans will unite in delight as Bugatti unveils their ultra-exclusive new supercar, the Divo, at Monterey Car Week: (https://whatsupmonterey.com/events/monterey-car-week).
Priced at an eye-watering $5.84 million (plus taxes), the president of Bugatti, Stephan Winklemann promises that the car will ‘thrill people throughout the world.’ Only behind the Rolls-Royce Sweptail ($13 million) and the Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero ($8 million), The Bugatti Divo will be the third most expensive car in the world.
So far, Bugatti has been incredibly secretive about their new supercar. All they have revealed is a photograph showing the car’s embroidered branding. Aside from a lucky select few, nobody knows what it looks like yet.
From the few details that have been released, this is everything we know about Bugatti’s highly anticipated new launch:
- The Divo will be super exclusive – only 40 of these vehicles are being built
- It will feature a distinctive new design
- The car will premiere on the 24th of August 2018 as part of Monterey Car Week. It will take place at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering which showcases vintage and newer competition cars and motorcycles
- Racing is in the new car’s DNA. Its namesake is Albert Divo who won the Targa Florio road race in Sicily for Bugatti in the late 1920s twice
- Although Bugatti hasn’t released many details or photographs of the car yet, they have revealed that they will be launching a new design language and reviving the tradition of coachwork. What’s more, it has been styled in-house instead of by an outside company. Bugatti says: “The car will be light and nimble and will boast enormous downforce and g-forces.”
- The car’s hashtag, ‘built for corners’ suggests that it has been built to be better suited to track-driving than outright speed
- If the rumours are to be believed, acceleration figures should be a match for the Chiron too. This means that a circa-2.5 second 0-62mph time is likely
- The Divo will add to the series of editions that starts with the standard Chiron and continues to the more lightweight and hardcore Chiron Sport. It is in fact expected to be fitted with the unaltered 1,500hp quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine which is seen on the Chiron. However, light-weighting measures, downforce-boosting bodywork, an upgraded suspension and other corner-friendly mechanical tweaks have been confirmed by the car manufacturer
Speaking about the Divo before its launch at the end of August, Winkelmann commented:
“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners. We want to thrill people throughout the world. With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way,”
You can read more on the Bugatti website: https://www.bugatti.com/media/news/2018/bugatti-is-to-launch-a-strictly-limited-new-model-under-the-name-of-divo/