Meet The €5 Million, Track-Focused Bugatti Divo

It has the same power as the Chiron, is 25mph down and yet costs double the price. But don't let that put you off...
Meet The €5 Million, Track-Focused Bugatti Divo

Bugatti has constantly teased us with the Divo over the last few months, and now the ultra-exclusive mega-Bug has been officially revealed. Unless your bank account has an unfathomably large number of zeroes in it, you might not be able to get your head around some aspects of the Divo.

At €5million a pop, it’s double the price of the already not-cheap Chiron. But you don’t get any extra power – it’s still the same 1479bhp from an 8.0-litre W16 engine, linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel-drive. Bugatti says that equates to a 0-62mph time of just 2.4 seconds – the time most F1 teams take to complete a pit stop – and, given a long enough piece of tarmac, a top speed of 236mph.

You might’ve been expecting a higher top speed than that. After all, the Chiron maxes out 25mph later. Instead, the focus is heavily on cornering. Although it’s road-legal, the Divo’s main purpose is to be completely ace at pounding around a racetrack. Around Nardò’s handling track, it’s eight whole seconds quicker than the Chiron.

Meet The €5 Million, Track-Focused Bugatti Divo

To go this fast, the suspension and chassis were both tuned to make the car more agile. Lightweight wheels, less sound insulation (we’ll happily hear more of the W16, thanks) and a carbon-fibre intercooler cover add up to a small weight saving of 35kg.

The Divo makes up for this by offering 90kg more downforce than a Chiron. As you’ll spot, the car is definitely a Bugatti but more so – more aggressive, more focused. The front is all-new, bar the signature grille, and seems to feature more air intakes than bodywork. Eye up any angle of the car, and you’ll take in a host of aerodynamic features like the side vents and ducts. Oh, and that massive spoiler. Just like the McLaren Senna, the performance dictates the styling. The fact it looks like a Hot Wheels car from 2302 is just a bonus.

Meet The €5 Million, Track-Focused Bugatti Divo

Inside, it’s like 3D Tron. Everything in your eye-line is a searing shade of electric blue, and the dashboard is made of stunning matt carbon fibre. Bugatti also turned its attention to the ergonomics, even though most of these cars will never see the open road. But if you’re buying a car like this, you’d probably expect some comfort.

Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann said: “Our customers and fans were waiting for a special vehicle which would tell a further story for the brand in addition to the Chiron.”

Just 40 will be made, and all are spoken for.

So, what do you make of it?



Lol my car can go 280 MPH

08/24/2018 - 22:39 |
0 | 6
Metrickzcz (Prelude Squad)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

28 mph*

08/25/2018 - 09:59 |
0 | 0
Duggan (koalafan) (koalafan7) (Esprit Team) (Z32 Group) (Lot

I honestly thought it would look less like a chiron than this

08/24/2018 - 22:44 |
14 | 0
Dante Verna

So we finally get a post-EB110 race car. Nice.

08/24/2018 - 22:45 |
8 | 0

The cockpit looks like a wetsuit

08/24/2018 - 22:47 |
4 | 0

Fernando would be proud

08/24/2018 - 22:49 |
2 | 0


08/24/2018 - 22:53 |
2 | 0

Love the back. Hate the front. I think Bugatti could’ve designed the front better. Still an awesome car though.&#x1F44D;&#x1F3FC;

08/24/2018 - 22:54 |
34 | 4

For me its the other way around lol

08/25/2018 - 08:47 |
4 | 0
Advanced Handling Flags

(Downvotes incoming) Am I the only one who doesn’t really care? It’s just a Chiron with some extra wingy bits to stick it to the ground more.

08/24/2018 - 22:57 |
72 | 8

I agree, also it looks extremely ugly

08/24/2018 - 23:03 |
18 | 6

You know, I’ll be absolutely honest with you. This is one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen. Futuristic, elegant, unique and mean

08/24/2018 - 23:07 |
4 | 2

In reply to by Miru

I don’t agree on the “ever” part, but I also do think it looks really good.

08/24/2018 - 23:14 |
2 | 0
08/24/2018 - 23:10 |
248 | 2

So basically they saved the only the weight of only 1 Ariel atom?

Not impressed

08/25/2018 - 03:02 |
102 | 4

Also only 15kg lighter than the Chiron Sport…

08/25/2018 - 06:46 |
12 | 0
Bring a Caterham To MARS

In reply to by 5:19.55

It feels like Bugatti did something similar to what I do when I pack my bags for a trip.
“Hmm… This is too much stuff, I need to take something out… Not this, of course. And surely not this. Oh, and you can forget I’m taking this one out…”

08/25/2018 - 08:21 |
48 | 2

So is radical gonna make a road legal lmp1 car now?

08/25/2018 - 10:57 |
2 | 0



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