When it comes to ridiculously expensive exotics, the time a car like that spends at the top of the food chain is always short lived. Just think about those “poor” Bugatti Chiron owners who have to face the fact that an arguably more desirable, more agile and more expensive version of their hypercar will soon hit the streets.
We’re talking about the Bugatti Divo, of course, the bespoke version of the Chiron hypercar that brings more of everything: wilder looks, better agility in corners, as well as exclusivity. If you’re not sure how can a car possibly cost €5 million ($5.8 million) before taxes, the following video presentations from Pebble Beach may help you understand.
The attention to detail is mental with the Divo, which features a bespoke carbon fiber bodywork with an extreme aerodynamic kit, unique front and rear treatments with brand new headlights and taillights, as well as a highly-personalized cabin. One look at it is enough to realize this is a different beast to the Chiron.
And yet, the two models share a lot of things, including the 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine that continues to deliver 1,500 PS (1,479 hp), the chassis, and most of the technical part. So when you think of it, the Divo is still pretty much a Chiron below the surface, only it costs twice as much.
Does that make sense? Well, if you’re Bugatti it does, but otherwise we wouldn’t be so sure. All customers get is a more handsome car (why didn’t the Chiron look like that in the first place?), more fun behind the wheel (not that the Chiron doesn’t like corners), less weight (although saving 35 kg/77 lbs on a 2-tonne car isn’t much), and a greater sense of occasion (only 40 will be made).
You can decide for yourself whether the Divo is worth all the hype by checking out some of the videos filmed by vloggers at Pebble Beach.