Bugatti Divo Coming With Race Inspired Aerodynamics
The Divo, which is based on the Bugatti Chiron, is a track-focused take on the quad-turbocharged, W16 hypercar. Bugatti says the Divo will have “lighter weight and agility, higher downforce and greater g-forces,” than the Chiron, along with “significantly better handling properties.”
The new teaser image (above) shows off some of the Divo’s race-inspired aerodynamics, with a large wing and rear stabilizer fin visible beneath the secret-concealing blue sheet. To our eye, the Divo looks lot like the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which also featured a large curved rear wing and tail fin. The Vision Gran Turismo Concept debuted before the standard Chiron and was the clear inspiration for it, so we won’t be surprised if the Divo also borrows heavily from the Vision Gran Turismo Concept.
The standard Chiron is powered by a 1,479 hp 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 engine. It can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.4 seconds and will reach an electronically limited top speed of 261 mph. The Divo should have similar performance statistics – but it will be much handier around a circuit.
Similar to the Chiron, which was named after French racing driver Louis Chiron, the Divo is named after Albert Divo – a French racing driver and two-time winner of the Targa Florio with Bugatti. Only 40 examples of the Divo will be built and prices will start at 5 million euros – or just under $6 million.
Stay tuned for full details on the Bugatti Divo following its debut later this week.
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Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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