The new Bugatti Divo hypercar will debut in late August, the French-German automaker announced today.
In a statement, Bugatti said the Divo will have “lighter weight and agility, higher downforce and greater g-forces,” than the Chiron, along with “significantly better handling properties.” According to Stephen Winkelmann, Bugatti’s president, the Divo was developed with a focus on cornering ability – a departure from vehicles like the EB110, Veyron and Chiron, which were all about top speed.
“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” Winkelmann said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
We’re expecting the Divo to share a platform and powertrain with the Chiron, but it won’t look anything like it. Bugatti says the Divo will be a throwback to its coachbuilding days in the 1930s and will feature a “distinctive new design,” that “underlines driving dynamics.”
Similar to the Chiron, which was named after French racing driver Louis Chiron, the Divo is named after Albert Divo – the French racing driver who won the Targa Florio race for Bugatti twice in the late 1920s. Just 40 examples of the vehicle will be built, each costing €5 million, which is equivalent to about $5.8 million.
Look for the Bugatti Divo to debut on August 24th at the Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California.
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