What you lose in maximum velocity, Bugatti is much obliged to return in the corners. On the Nardo handling circuit in Italy, for example, the Divo is eight seconds faster per lap than the Chiron. If you’re planning on buying one for a cool €5 million, you’re out of luck. All 40 examples are sold out, and chances are the value of the Divo will go up thanks to the car’s exclusive character.
To be homologated as a road vehicle, the newcomer features “the modern interpretation” of the French company’s “coachbuilding tradition.” It’s a bit curious to mention coachbuilding in this context, more so if you remember that all of the classic Bugatti models out there don’t feature an ounce of carbon fiber in their structure.
Care to guess how much lateral acceleration the Divo is capable of pulling in the twisties? Make that 1.6 g, the highest of any Bugatti ever made. “The Divo is a further project intended to thrill people and the world,” declared Stephan Winkelmann, chief executive officer of the Volkswagen Group-owned brand. “Our fans are very important to us.”
As a brief refresher, the name of the car comes from Albert Divo. The Frenchman trained as a mechanic before World War I came around, guns blazing. Having served his country as a pilot with the French Air Force, Divo returned to what he loved most. Having won the Targa Florio twice with Bugatti, it’s no wonder why this car pays homage to the man.
The #BUGATTI #Divo. With the Divo, Bugatti has developed a super sports car tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance. #BuiltforCorners #TheQuail @TheQuailEvents pic.twitter.com/BN27zfJ2IG— Bugatti (@Bugatti) August 24, 2018
The aerodynamics, suspension and chassis have been intensively fine-tuned. As a result, the #Divo is 35 kg lighter and has 90 kg more downforce than the Chiron with a lateral acceleration up to 1.6g. #BuiltforCorners #TheQuail @TheQuailEvents pic.twitter.com/jLMLqcfZtc— Bugatti (@Bugatti) August 24, 2018
The series of 40 vehicles with a net price of €5 million each was sold out immediately. #BUGATTIDivo #Divo #BuiltforCorners #TheQuail @TheQuailEvents pic.twitter.com/TriORdQ1HF— Bugatti (@Bugatti) August 24, 2018