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Introducing the Bugatti Divo

Bugatti’s newest supercar takes speed to new levels of exhilaration. And it’s already sold out

The modern interpretation of coachbuilding gave us new freedom ~ Stefan Ellrott, head of technical development at Bugatti.

Bugatti unveiled its new supercar in California this weekend: The Divo. The 40 vehicles of the 380km/h Divo produced — worth approximately Dhs21 million each — have all been sold already.

The French luxury marque known for its raw speed has developed what it says is “a super sports car tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads,” a press release states.

Long known for its unprecedented speed in one direction with the Veyron in 2005 and then the Chiron in 2016, Bugatti now claims to have produced a car that can corner as fast and naturally as the previous models could take straight stretches.

W16 engine

The Divo is is powered by Bugatti’s iconic eight-litre W16 engine with a power output of 1,500 PS.

The aerodynamics of the model have been fine-tuned and the suspension and chassis settings have been modified. As a result, the Divo is 35 kilograms (77 lbs) lighter and has 90 kilograms (198 lbs) more downforce than the standard Chiron.

The modern interpretation of coachbuilding gave us new freedom ~ Stefan Ellrott, head of technical development at Bugatti.

The lateral acceleration of the Divo has been boosted to 1.6 g. Its maximum speed is limited to 380 km/h (236 mph).

As testament to the new speed injected into the Divo, it can lap the Nardò handling circuit in southern Italy eight seconds faster than the Chiron.

The Divo series only comprises 40 vehicles. All of which have already been sold at a net unit price of €5 million (Dhs21.3 million).

“When I took up my position at Bugatti at the beginning of the year, I soon learnt that our customers and fans were waiting for a special vehicle which would tell a further story for the brand in addition to the Chiron,” Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti Automobiles says.

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“The Bugatti team was also very eager to implement a project like this. To date, a modern Bugatti has represented a perfect balance between high performance, straight-line dynamics and luxurious comfort.

“Within our possibilities, we have shifted the balance in the case of the Divo further towards lateral acceleration, agility and cornering, the Divo is made for bend,” Winkleman adds.

“The feedback from our customers was overwhelming,” the Bugatti president says. “We showed the Divo to a small group of selected Chiron customers. All 40 cars were sold immediately – this was fantastic confirmation for the Bugatti team which had put so much dedication and passion into the project.”

The supercar is named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famous Targa Florio race on the mountainous roads of Sicily with Bugatti in the late 1920s.

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