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Bugatti's new $18.7 million hypercar was purchased by an anonymous buyer, making it the most expensive new car ever sold

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 14/08/2019 Brittany Chang
a group of people riding on the back of a car: La Voiture Noire at Pebble Beach in California. La Voiture Noire at Pebble Beach in California.

Bugatti will give its La Voiture Noire, the world's most expensive new car, its US debut at Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance which begins Tuesday in Monterey, California, according to CNBC.

The car - which saw its original debut at the Geneva International Motor Show - has a price tag of $US18.7 million. Only one example will be made and sold, and it's the exact car being exhibited.

The La Voiture Noire was made in celebration of Bugatti's 100th anniversary and pays homage to the company's history. Founder Ettore Bugatti's son Jean developed four Type 57 SC Atlantic coupes in the 1930s and drove one of his creations, naming it "La Voiture Noire."

The modernised and reinterpreted one-off supercar has already been sold to an anonymous male buyer, who agreed to purchase the car before it was even made. The mystery man won't get their hands on it for another two years at least, however.

Take a look at the world's most expensive and exclusive new car:

The La Voiture Noire is a one-of-a-kind car with a price tag of $US18.7 million. The car's pretax price stands at €11 million, or $US12,306,470, according to Bugatti, and the rest of the price comes from taxes.

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The deep-black glossy car has an all-carbon-fibre body, making it extremely light.

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From a stand-still, it can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 261 mph.

Its 16-cylinder, 8-litre, quad-turbo engine will be arranged in "W" pattern.

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This gives the Batmobile-esque car 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque.

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The French “La Voiture Noire” fittingly translates to “The Black Car."

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La Voiutre Noire pays homage to the Type 57 SC Atlantic of the same name. Details, like the six tailpipes, pay homage.

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The original "La Voiture Noire" was Jean Bugatti's most famous creation, according to Bugatti.

The car still needs at least two years to be completed, Bugatti told Motor1. It is not currently fitted with either an interior or the engine. Bugatti started building the car in 2018 after the buyer agreed to the La Voiture Noire proposal.

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Source: Motor1

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