Bugatti is all set to unveil the Divo on 24th August at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in California. Only 40 units are going to be built, with each carrying a (net) price tag of €5 million (Rs 40.2 Crore).
Targa Florio, 1929: Albert Divo at the wheel of the Bugatti Type 35
The Divo is named after the French race driver Albert Divo, who won the famous Targa Florio mountain race twice for Bugatti.
According to Bugatti, the Divo will be light, nimble and will boast enormous downforce and g-forces. The car will have “a new, strong design language.”
The company further said that the brand wants to revive its coachbuilding tradition with Divo, suggesting that the car will sit on the Chiron‘s chassis and will have also have the same powertrain.
Bugatti also remembered the first decades of its history, where the brand had considerable success with bodies designed in-house under the leadership of Jean Bugatti and installed on existing chassis.
“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
“With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world,” Stephan continued. “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.”