Bugatti has announced that it will reveal a new car named after French racing driver Albert Divo-one that will be even more focused on slicing up apexes than the recently announced Chiron Sport.
With the new Divo, it’s clear Bugatti is looking to burnish its already sterling reputation for producing megafast roadgoing cars with ones that offer handling to match. To that end, the new lightweight car will provide greater downforce than past Bugattis, which should result in significantly better handling. Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann said: “Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners.”
About that name: It’s in honor of the driver who won the Targa Florio twice for Bugatti, in 1928 and 1928, both times behind the wheel of a Type 35 racer.
Not many details have been announced yet about the Divo. All that the company is saying is that the Divo will feature its own design and be hand-built, and that 40 lucky customers will get a chance to experience its exhilarating driving experience. We expect that it will make use of the Chiron’s basic chassis and powertrain underneath a new body (albeit with substantial tweaks to accomplish its mission). Yeah, this thing will be gorgeous.
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Befitting the Bugatti badge and the Divo’s status as a strictly limited-series model, each example will start at the equivalent of $5.8 million-almost $3 million more than the Chiron. There’s also little doubt that those 40 folks will be able to spend substantially more via customization if they so desire. The French automaker says that it will unveil the Divo as a world premiere on August 24 at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week.
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