Bugatti Teases $5.9 Million Divo Hypercar

Bugatti Chiron Divo lined up as downforce-honed variant

Absolutely nothing else. But just the prospect of a faster, more focused, more athletic Bugatti Chiron is enough to push the right buttons at PH, so forgive us for telling you already. However, Bugatti makes reference to reviving the coachbuilding tradition of its early years, so expect a unique appearance from the outside. Based on the existing 1,479 horsepower Chiron, the Divo is meant to be lighter in weight and significantly quicker around corners.

Quotable: "Happiness is not around the corner". Oh yes, and it's nearly massively expensive, with a starting price of approximately $5.8 million. It is the corner.

Described as being "made for corners" by Bugatti President, Stephan Winkelmann, the Chiron Divo wants "to thrill people throughout the world" with its "nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way". From 1931 to the 1932 season, Divo drove for Ettore Bugatti in the AIACR European Championship, racking up 12 and 17 points, respectively. The powertrain will likely be carryover from the Chiron, which means the quad-turbocharged W12 will be there in all its decadent glory.

A shot showing embroidered branding for the vehicle reveals none of the performance-boosting revisions over the Chiron, but the hashtag "Built for corners" suggests a set-up more suited to track driving than outright speed.

The name Divo is also derived from Bugatti's past, named in honour of French racing driver Albert Divo, a two-time victor of the Targa Florio in the 1920s.

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