French luxury brand Bugatti has developed and released the Divo, a super sports car faster than the Chiron and tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads.
The eight-liter W16 engine car was presented on August 24 at the exclusive automotive event “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” in Monterey, California which features the ultimate in automotive design, engineering and camaraderie amongst motoring aficionados.
In fact, it was so well-received, that all 40 cars in the limited series, each worth $5.8 million (€ 5 million), were sold out immediately.
The supercar is named after Albert Divo, the French racing driver who won the famous Targa Florio race on a mountainous circuit in Sicily for Bugatti twice in the late 1920s.
Based on the requirements for such a race, the Bugatti Divo is light and nimble and boasts enormous downforce and g-forces. As compared to the Chiron, the aerodynamics of this model have been intensively fine-tuned and the suspension and chassis settings have been modified. The result is outstanding handling properties and the dynamic character of the car is underlined by a new, strong design language.
Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann said at the launch that the Divo has significantly higher performance in terms of lateral acceleration, agility and cornering.
“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners”
– Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
As a result, the Divo is 35 kilograms (77 lbs) lighter and has 90 kilograms (198 lbs) more downforce than the standard Chiron2. It can lap the Nardò handling circuit in southern Italy eight seconds faster than the Chiron and has a maximum speed limit up to 380 km/h (236 mph).
“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,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “The Bugatti team was also very eager to implement a project like this.”
It was therefore decided to build a super sports car with a different character from the Chiron which would still be immediately recognizable as a Bugatti.
The slimmer side line of the Divo helps make the vehicle look lower and longer. The new proportions allow a visual horizontal division of the body, which is reinforced by a special color scheme.
So whoever was lucky enough to grab one of these babies, mind if we take it for a spin?
For more information on the Divo by Bugatti, visit www.bugatti.com/divo. Find the local dealership at Al Zayani Trading Co. in Al Rai Industrial Area, off of the 4th Ring Road. For more information, please call 1808 010/1821 222, or visit the website www.al-zayani.com.