Get ready for an entirely rebodied Chiron with an appetite for corners.
There is a new Bugatti on the horizon… prepare yourselves for the upcoming Bugatti Divo: a limitcd-edition hypercar with a very specific focus. Corners. Yep, the Divo pays homage to Albert Divo; the driver who, in the Twenties, twice won the Targo Florio for Bugatti. To honour his feats on that mountain course, Bugatti’s Divo has lasered in on driving dynamics.
We’re told the car – using the Chiron’s chassis and l,479bhp powertrain – will “be light and nimble and will boast enormous downforcc”. Bug promises “outstanding’’ handling properties. Though the powertrain is established, the bodywork will be new, harking back to Bugatti’s coachbuilding heritage. Indeed, Bugatti reminds us that in its early days, it regularly housed existing chassis in new bodies designed in-house under Jean Bugatti’s tenure.
The Divo will be revealed on 24 August at California’s Quail meet, and you will need to be fully on board for the ride: just 40 are being built, and each one costs €5m.
“With the Divo,” explains Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann, “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- orientated way.” Sounds like something we can get on board with.