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2018-10-05 08:28

Image: Twitter/Bugatti

French luxury brand Bugatti celebrated the European premiere of its latest model at the Paris Motor Show one month after its world premiere in  Monterey, California.

French heritage

On the day before the first press day of the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled the Divo before an audience of selected media representatives and customers at an exclusive event in the French capital.

Incredibly, all 40 units of the new hypercar, worth the equivalent of R85-million, are already sold out.

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In developing the Divo, Bugatti wanted to create a super sports car with a different character from the Chiron which would still be immediately recognizable as a Bugatti.

The Divo, which is powered by Bugatti’s iconic eight-litre W16 engine with a power output of 1103kW, is tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads, without any concessions with respect to the usual levels of comfort and luxury.

Fine-tuned to near perfection

The aerodynamics of the model has been intensively fine-tuned and the suspension and chassis settings have been modified. As a result, the Divo is 35kg lighter and has 90kg more downforce than the standard Chiron.

The lateral acceleration of the Divo has been boosted to 1.6g. Its maximum speed is limited to 380km/h. The progressive new design language underlines the inner values of the new super sports model the same time as forging a link with Bugatti’s rich coachbuilding heritage of bodies built to its own design and installed on existing chassis.

All 40 cars in the strictly limited series, with a net unit price of €5 million, were sold immediately upon the start of presentations to selected customers. The Divo is to be produced from 2019 onwards together with the Bugatti Chiron at the brand’s headquarters in Molsheim, Alsace. The first deliveries to customers are planned for 2020.

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