Bugatti Divo Debuts With 1500 HP, Production Limited To 40 Units

The Bugatti Divo was one of the most highly-anticipated cars headed to Pebble Beach and now the automaker has finally unveiled the model.

Designed to revive the company’s tradition of coachbuilding, the Divo features a unique design which shares little with the Chiron. A lot of the styling changes focused on improving aerodynamics and Bugatti says the modifications have resulted in an additional 90 kg (198 lbs) of downforce.

Starting up front, the Dvio has been equipped with a new front fascia featuring larger air intakes and a wider front spoiler. These changes help to significantly improve downforce and cooling. Speaking of the latter, the brakes are cooled by “four independent air sources on each side of the vehicle: air flows in from the high-pressure area above the front bumper, the inlets on the front wings, one inlet on the front radiator and the diffusers ahead of the tires.”

Designers even paid special attention to the roof and created it in such a way that it effectively becomes a NACA air duct. This, combined with a specially designed engine cover, ensures a “very high” volume of air goes into the engine compartment to cool the 8.0-liter W16 engine.

Other key styling changes include new headlights and a larger diffuser which has been designed to accommodate a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Designers also installed aerodynamic side skirts, a central fin and a new rear spoiler which also functions as an air brake. The spoiler is 23 percent wider than the Chiron’s and Bugatti says this significantly improves downforce and braking performance.

Getting back to the engine, it’s a familiar quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 which continues to produce 1,500 PS (1,103 kW / 1,479 hp). While the engine carries over, Bugatti says the Divo won’t have a top speed mode and will be limited to 380 km/h (236 mph).

While the ‘low’ top speed will likely disappoint some Bugatti fans, the Divo is being positioned as a performance-oriented model that isn’t just about going fast in a straight line. As Bugatti explained, they wanted the car to be “sharper, more agile and more nimble.”

In order to achieve this, engineers increased the camber and made a number of revisions to the suspension and steering system. The Divo also weighs 35 kg (77 lbs) less than the Chiron thanks to lighter wheels and a new carbon fiber intercooler cover. Additional weight saving measures include the use of less insulation, the installation of a lighter audio system and the elimination of storage compartments in the center console and door panels.

Thanks to all these changes, the Divo can pull 1.6 G’s during lateral acceleration and lap the Nardò circuit eight seconds faster than the Chiron. Bugatti also says the car has a “perceptibly different driving experience on winding roads.”

The uniqueness of the model extends to the cabin as the car has a two-tone interior with Divo Grey Alcantara upholstery and contrasting Divo Racing Blue accents. Elsewhere, there is exclusive carbon fiber trim and “glass-blasted anodized grey” metal accents. Drivers will also find larger armrests and calf supports as well as a steering wheel with larger paddle shifters.

The car is named after French racing driver Albert Divo and production will be limited to 40 units. All of them have been spoken for, despite the car’s $5.8 (€5 / £4.5) million price tag.


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  • charlotteharry57

    That dude seriously needs a fashion makeover. Waders, anyone?

    • Christian

      what? Hes hot as fuck, bra! I could smash…

      • Mr. EP9

        Please no. Just no.

    • Puddingpopper

      Yea the 90s called

    • Zandit75

      I’ve been saying that for years when he was heading up Lamborghini. I thought he may receive a fashion upgrade when he moved to Audi, and then Bugatti, but I see he is sticking to his “Italian” styling. He still hasn’t learnt how to tie a proper windsor knot, pants are always too short, and no doubt he is still wearing his leather bracelets.

    • Bob

      That suit looks like it came off a giant tap-dancing sewer rat.

      • TheHake

        Damn that’s funny!!!!!

  • matrem

    The lights are too far apart. I get why the designers did it, but our propensity to look at the front of cars as faces means this ends up looking walleyed

  • Adilos Nave

    Wait, hold up. Blue sidewalls????

  • salamOOn

    thank god its only 40 units….

  • Puddingpopper

    what happened!

    • Mr. EP9

      They’re still developing the story.

  • Mr. EP9

    Forty units, huh? Well, they’re already sold out and I won’t be surprised to see one come up for nearly the twice the asking price.

  • lagunas3ca

    Very ugly, like something either Italdesign or Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus would offer. What a letdown.

    • Carl Sloan

      It’s repugnant, like the Veyron in all it’s incarnations.

  • Mind Synthetic

    the wheels are cool, rest is pretty dull, too much hype. but then ill never own this, so ill shut up

  • Todd Colomy

    I thought Barry Manilow bought a Bugatti!!

  • Mike anonymous

    This is just a re-bodied Bugatti Chiron with some bumped up power, engineering, and handling. (Not saying it’s a bad thing, just stating it and pointing it out).

    I would consider this less a “new” vehicle, and more so a “performance” focused version of the Chiron, a similar situation to the LaFerrari and the Ferrari FXX-K.

    • Matt

      Well duh… like the article states: “Designed to revive the company’s tradition of coachbuilding, the Divo features a unique design which shares little with the Chiron”…

    • Bill Nguyen

      I don’t think the power is even bumped up.

  • Toss

    Why they did not do Chiron from the first time like this?

    • donald seymour

      Because Chiron is a GT.

    • Brent Morrison

      Because they need to make money

  • Jason Panamera

    Awesome car

  • MIL1234

    Can someone tell him he’s no more at Lamborghini
    ugly !

  • Shtekeris

    I love it. Yeah, it’s crazy, some parts may be ugly for some, but seriously, finding 40 people out of 7 billions that like it is the easiest thing ever, especially for Bugatti. Does anyone even care about what internet thinks? Props to Bugatti for making something very different to Chiron instead of huge wing and some aero bits. Cool, cool.


    Blue tyres, nice…

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    ı wanna cry.. 😍😍😍

  • Six_Tymes

    yea, that’s pretty damn cool. i’m impressed.

  • Dude

    I love the rear. Hopefully this actually gets used for racing.

  • Honda NSX-R

    That looks insane

  • SteersUright

    Insane price, but then again who cares when you’re rich enough.
    Interesting and cool car, not beautiful from all angles though. Also, truly unimpressive they couldn’t get much more weight out of it at $6mil price. Lighter always handles better.

    • Matt

      The Chiron is almost made entirely from carbon fibre. Hard to strip weight from such a light platform without removing parts of the car…

  • Kaisuke971

    The Divo looks crazy… I have a hard time believing that’s a production car and not a concept. Just like the Senna or the Valkyrie it looks completely out of this world… Wow

  • donald seymour

    I absolutely love it!

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    $5.8 million for this thing….

    ….well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle… let alone Bugatti will only sell 40 of these apparently.

  • Matthew Boyd

    WOWW! Aggressive but sleek. Love the color combination too. Car almost looks as if it has an actual face.

  • Zandit75

    This is what the Chiron should have looked like from the start. This is light years ahead of the boring lines of both the Chiron and Veyron.
    Goes to show that little Aston Martin design can fix almost any car!!

  • An Existing Person

    Love it!

  • Ruel Lewis

    Bugatti Chiron xx??

  • S3XY

    The tail lights remind me of the Toyota Supra MK4 Aventador LED Tail Lights. And the front LED DRL’s look weird. Other than that its a beast

  • MEH.

  • Big Black Duck

    Beautiful car….love the combination of satin/gloss finishes..curves/edges.and….they finally got rid of those stupid door handles…Hooray!!

  • Denzel

    I like this better than the chiron and Remind me a bit of the Citroen Survolt..

  • AnklaX

    I like it. Despite the busy design, I think it works. Those rims tho. Damn!

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    A truly breath taking design! i like the fact that it totally devoid of any Chiron design cues & present another ‘take’ of the bugatti design vocabulary.the only gripe i have are those – totally stolen – Aston-Martin rear lights

  • Six Thousand Times

    Better but not better-looking.

  • StrangerGP

    The front looks a lot like the Ferrari FXX.

  • David De Fortier

    The choice of colour for the interior is horrendous

  • Mike Gonzalez

    if I had to choose between Chyron or Divo… I would definitely go for the Divo… it has that hyper-car look the Chyron is missing
    this time I’m impressed, Bugatti

  • I was hoping more racing inspired car like Bugatti VGT, but this is more of a rebodied Chiron is it, and only extra 90kg downforce? Make it more extreme since you said this one was meant for the track.

  • Banesto Highland

    Very aggressive looking. I prefer the Chiron but it’s good looking.
    I’m sure some idiot will install ridiculous rims or worse, bolt on that shitty Liberty Walk garbage.

    • Brent Morrison

      You know the drill.

  • TheHake

    Wtf is wrong with you guys?

  • Vassilis


  • GobbleUp

    Single best looking car in person I’ve seen in many years. Crowd at Pebble was in awe.

  • I love how this car looks/ed in person.

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