BUGATTI ANNOUNCES THE DIVO HYPERCAR – AND IT'LL BE BETTER THAN THE CHIRONDate: 2018-07-11
Five million euros.
That's what it'll cost you to get your hands on a Bugatti Divo. That's partly because only 40 units will be built, but also because it promises to be more dynamically focused than the Chiron.
Bugatti says the Divo will be engineered with more progressive attention-to-detail than the Chiron and is promising that it "will be a lighter, agiler and aerodynamically more aggressive that offers significantly better-handling properties".
They have also stated that the Divo will have a distinctive new design that reflects this focus with a higher aerodynamic output. Bugatti is innovators in active aerodynamics, as seen on both the Veyron and Chiron hypercars, so we expect the new Divo to take this to a new level.
Bugatti president, Stephan Winkelmann, says: "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."
Reading between the lines, it seems that, with Bugatti mentioning its coachbuilding heritage, we can surmise the Divo will share its basic chassis and powertrain with the Chiron, including its 1479bhp 8-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine connected to a Ricardo-built dual-clutch gearbox.
Bugatti looked to its past too, naming the Divo in honour of French racing driver Albert Divo, a two-time winner of the Targa Florio in the 1920s. Which is sweet.
The limited run Divo will premiere at ‘The Quail’ in California on August 24 this year but, considering how quickly the Chiron sold, all 40 units will probably be snapped up before then. So, if you've got €5m burning a hole in your pocket then maybe a call to Bugatti to reserve one should happen sooner than later.