Unveiled at the “The Quail” event in Pebble Beach, the Bugatti Divo is an exclusive €5 million supercar combining extreme aerodynamics with extreme cornering speeds. Set to be produced in 40 units – all already sold out – the latest super sports car from Bugatti is focused on agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads.
Equipped with the company’s 8-liter W16 engine delivering an output of 1,500 PS, the Divo is named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famous Targa Florio race in Sicily with Bugatti in the late 1920s. From the technical standpoint, compared to the Chiron, the Divo was subject to extensive modifications. Aerodynamics enhancements include a new front spoiler, the large rear diffuser rear wing, a roof designed to form a NACA air duct, optimized air flows all around the body.
Compared to the Chiron, the Divo is 35 kilograms (77 lbs) lighter and has a downforce of 456 kg – an increase of 90 kilograms (198 lbs). The maximum lateral acceleration of the Divo is 1.6g, while the top speed is limited to 380 km/h (236 mph). The design language blends all these technical elements with some of the trademark styling features, including the central fin – an iconic element since the Type 57 Atlantic – the front horseshoe grille design and the distinctive C-bar line that defines the flanks.