Bugatti’s final official Le Mans entry served as a supply of inspiration for its remaining Divo. The final unit in a sold-out 40-car run left the French agency’s headquarters carrying a blue livery that echoes the track-bound variant of the EB110.
Unveiled on the 2018 version of the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Class, and priced at round €5 million (practically $6 million) earlier than customization choices, the Divo stands proud as the primary coachbuilt Bugatti launched throughout the 21st century. It is rather more than merely a rebodied Chiron; it is its personal factor, and the 2 vehicles are technically totally different.
“In addition to distinctive design, prospects who purchase a coachbuilt mannequin get pleasure from a brand new, particular person driving expertise. Every small sequence undergoes the identical diploma of improvement as would a bigger manufacturing run,” defined Pierre Rommelanger, the pinnacle of total car improvement at Bugatti, in an announcement.
The ultimate Divo’s nameless proprietor wished to channel the spirit of the EB110 that competed within the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1994. Many of the exterior is painted in gentle blue, identical to the race automobile, and the wheels are completed in gold. Components of the decrease physique put on a darker shade of blue chosen to forge a hyperlink to the fashionable period, in response to Bugatti.
Blue additionally dominates the inside. French Racing Blue and Deep Blue had been used to wrap components just like the seats and the dashboard, although it is fascinating to notice that the design is not symmetrical. The driving force’s seat is lighter than the passenger’s seat. Elsewhere within the cabin, matte grey carbon-colored trim items present a contact of distinction.
Recognizing the ultimate Divo will not require a well-trained eye. Bugatti notes not one of the 40 examples constructed had been an identical. Clients labored instantly with the model to customise the paint, the leather-based upholstery, the stitching, and the trim. What does not fluctuate from automobile to automobile is the engine: it is an 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged to 1,500 horsepower.
Promoting vehicles is comparatively simple; constructing them and delivering them on-time is more durable. Bugatti ticked all three packing containers, and the Divo venture is completed. The one-of-a-kind La Voiture Noire (which reportedly price $13 million) has been accomplished as nicely, so the French firm is now engaged on bringing the EB110-inspired Centodieci to manufacturing.