The Bugatti Divo is a new, limited run, Bugatti costing €5 million and focussing on handling and dynamics rather than outright top speed.
The ‘Divo’ bit pays tribute to French racer Albert Divo who twice won the Targo Florio for Bugatti on twisty mountain roads, and that gives you a clue as to what the Divo is all about.
The Chiron is all about ultimate top speed, but Bugatti intend to deliver the Divo with the ability to handle and corner like no Chiron ever could, with Bugatti promising it will be ‘light and nimble’ and have enormous downforce’.
The powertrain will be the same 1,479bhp as the Chiron, but the bodywork is new and, say Bugatti, harks back to their coachbuilding days to deliver a familiar chassis in new clothes.
Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti boss, said:
Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners. With the Divo, 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-oriented way.
The Bugatti Divo will debut at The Quail in August with just 40 cars planned, each costing from €5 million (plus tax). Expect more teases for the Divo before then.