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The Bugatti Divo Doesn't Look Anything Like the Chiron

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/17/2018 Motor Trend Staff
Bugatti Divo Teaser Covered© Motor Trend Staff Bugatti Divo Teaser Covered

Early last month, Bugatti began teasing a new model called the Divo. Named after Albert Divo, a French driver who successfully raced Bugattis in the 1920s, the car promised to be extremely rare and incredibly expensive. Until now, though, we had no idea what the Divo would look like. Even though Bugatti has released quite a few teasers since then, they were all close-ups of small details that didn't show much of the car itself.

Granted, the Divo in the image shown here is still covered by a sheet, so we can't actually see it. But it does reveal the general shape of the car and give us a better idea of how it will look. Perhaps most importantly, it's now clear the Divo and the Chiron will look like two distinct models. We wouldn't be surprised if the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept's wing and central fin find their way onto the Divo in some way, but the silhouette is clearly different, and the Chiron's distinctive C-shaped character line is completely gone.

a car parked on the side of a road© Motor Trend Staff

Mechanically, though, expect the Divo to share its platform and drivetrain with the Chiron. Bugatti's focus on reducing weight, increasing downforce, and improving handling means the driving experience should be unique, but this car has been billed from the beginning as a revival of the French automaker's "coachbuilding tradition."

When Bugatti says production will be limited, it really means it, too. Only 40 cars will be built, each costing more than $5 million. Hopefully, at least one or two of them will find their way to a race track, because, as Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann has already said, "The Divo is made for corners."

Source: Bugatti

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