After a lot of hype and a long teaser game, Bugatti has finally taken the wraps off its new hypercar Divo at the ongoing Pebble beach speed week in California. The Divo is much more different from Chiron than what we expected. First, the hypercar is named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famous Targa Florio race on the mountainous roads of Sicily with Bugatti in the late 1920s.
Though there is a Chiron underneath the skin of the Divo, it reflects an all different character of its own. The front face of the hypercar is all new and much sportier than the Chiron. It gets totally new shaped headlights, two vents on the hood for the air flow, and a wide front spoiler which is a part of Divo’s new aero package.
The aerodynamic modifications continue to the roof which is created it in such a way that it effectively becomes a NACA air duct to manage the airflow going into the massive W16 motor. The Divo also gets installed aerodynamic side skirts, a central fin for better aerodynamics.
At the rear, a newly designed diffuser hosts a four-pipe exhaust system. The massive spoiler at the back which acts as an airbrake when needed, is also made 23 percent wider than the Chiron and Bugatti says this change significantly improves downforce and braking performance. The totally new designed dynamic tail lights with sharp details compliment the rear look of the car so perfectly that gives it a perfect rear profile.
There is nothing new from the engine perspective and the Divo continues with Chiron’s familiar 8.0-liter W16 engine producing 1500 horsepower. However, Bugatti says the Divo will not have a top speed mode and it will be limited to only 380 km/h, which sounds pretty low for a Bugatti but the company says that the Divo is a performance-oriented model which isn’t just about going fast in a straight line. They wanted the car to be “sharper, and more nimble.”
As expected, the Divo will be a super-limited edition with only 40 units to be ever built. Even with a price tag of €5 million (around $5.8 million), all 40 units have been sold already.