Bugatti To Bring An $18 Million One-Off Hypercar To Geneva Show?

Thought the Bugatti Divo and its $5.8 million price is insane? That’s nothing compared to what the French automaker might have in store for March’s Geneva Motor Show.

Citing undisclosed sources, The Supercar Blog claims that Bugatti will unveil a one-off hypercar commissioned by none other than Ferdinand Piëch, the former chairman of the Volkswagen Group. The price? An eye-watering €16 million ($18.2 million.)

Bugatti is in the midst of celebrating its 110th anniversary and the one-off hypercar is supposed to headline its stand at the Geneva Motor Show and may be joined by the recently-revealed Chiron Sport 110 Ans Edition.

In all likelihood, the new model will be based on the Bugatti Chiron and, like the Divo, feature distinctive bodywork to justify the exorbitant price tag. For $18.2 million, we’d also expect to see some serious modifications made to the monstrous 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine to ensure it pumps out well in excess of 1500 PS.

What’s just as interesting about the car is the man who is said to have ordered it. While Ferdinand Piëch was the VW Group chairman for almost a decade, he unceremoniously resigned from the company in 2015 after a power struggle just months before dieselgate. However, he remained a powerful force at VW as he owned a 14.7 per cent stake in Porsche Automobil Holding SE which controls VW Group. In 2017, however, he sold his stake and is no longer involved with the company. If he did indeed commission this one-off Bugatti, he may have had to mend a few bridges at Volkswagen for the project to be given the green light.

We have already contacted Bugatti for additional information about this alleged vehicle and are waiting for a reply, so stay tuned.

Update: Bugatti head of communications Tim Bravo told us the following: “I’ve read those reports as well. As per company policy, however, we do not comment on rumors and speculations (there are plenty of those surrounding our brand I’ve come to find in the less than six months with Bugatti).”

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  • KenjiK

    Ridiculous.

  • MatTa Ddor

    I can see SuperReplicas(Scam)try selling for 20 box each

  • Toss

    This is a race of stupidity. What’s next? A RR more expensive than a small country?

    • Bash

      Exactly, Whats next, build a car from pure gold and Diamond and fill it up with swarovsky and call a day!!

  • dfh nhj

    im agree with u toss indeed

  • Blade t

    Must be nice to be able to blow that kind of money on a car that will never be driven..lol

  • Six_Tymes

    This must be a dumb rumor started by some idiot. The idea Is just to ridiculous

  • iddqd

    Piech is just about the megalomaniac guy i would see pulling this off.

  • TheBelltower

    There’s a point where a car is priced so absurdly high that it’s no longer relevant. If a company can’t make at least a few hundred cars priced under a few million $, then I can’t pretend to care.

  • SteersUright

    There really seems to be no limit to how much the rich can spend on toys today. If they can buy $150 mil yachts, why not $18mil sports cars?

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