The Chiron based Bugatti Divo will be unveiled at the Quail on 24th August 2018, “A Motorsports Gathering” in California, USA. Just before the release the company has released a silhouette of the car, which although has no similarity to Chiron. The company claims the car is not for outright speed but ‘built for corners’. The track focused machine will be unveiled at 11:20 am, local time. as a world premiere.
“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world,” the Bugatti President continues. “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 hypercar will be powered by the same engine the Chiron runs on, a 8.0-litre quad-turbo W12. The body of the car is redesigned and the suspension is re calibrated to suit its main purpose that is cornering. The teaser suggests that the car will have a huge rear wing and flared wheel arches, to house massive wheels perhaps. The front splitter canard will resemble a sports car. Its lighter weight and agility, higher down force and greater g-forces promise significantly better handling properties and the dynamic character of the car will be underlined by a new, strong design language. Bugatti is reviving its coachbuilding tradition with the Divo.
The car owes its name to Albert Divo, the French racecar driver who won, Targa Florio race consecutively in 1928 and 1929, on a mountainous circuit in Sicily. It is expected to bear a price tag of Rs. 40 crores. Only 40 units of the car will be produced.