Bugatti La Voiture Noire Wins Design Award At Concorso d’Eleganza

Bugatti has received the Design Award for the striking La Voiture Noire during its exhibition at the Concorso d’Eleganza event that was held at the shores of Lake Como in Italy.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this year, the La Voiture Noire was created as an one-off to celebrate the brand’s 110th anniversary and pay homage to the legendary Type 57SC Atlantic.

Underneath the bespoke bodywork, Bugatti’s latest bespoke creation uses the same underpinnings with the Divo and Chiron, including the quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 powertrain. Its output remains unchanged, at 1479hp (1500PS) and 1180lb-ft (1600Nm) of torque.

Also Read: Bugatti Displays Bespoke La Voiture Noire At Villa d’Este Show

‘La Voiture Noire’ is French for ‘The Black Car’, a node to the second Type 57SC Atlantic that was owned by Jean Bugatti himself and simply vanished, without anyone knowing what exactly happened to it.

Bugatti’s modern Black Car has also gained the title of the world’s most expensive new car of all time, as its owner has reportedly paid 16.7 million euros ($18.6 million in current exchange rates) for it. Speaking of its owner, it is believed to be ex-VW Group boss Ferdinand Piech, though that has neither been confirmed nor denied so far.

However, the hypercar is far from finished, with the car in the pictures being a prototype powered by a small electric motor for exhibition purposes. The finished item is still two to two-and-a-half years away from delivery, according to Bugatti’s head of communications Tim Bravo, so Mr. Piech, if he is indeed the owner, should be patient.

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  • MJack

    Anyone know that that brown/orange one beside it is?

    • P H

      Ares Design Panther ProgettoUno

    • europeon

      Ares Panther ProgettoUno

  • europeon

    Took them a while to fix the spinning tires.

  • Aeromann

    A design award for an awful car is like a peace nobel prize for a war president.

    • Six_Tymes

      Obama, and he was president for 8 years. Lied and told everyone he would pull all the troops out of war, his last 3 years was spent sending more troops, that is fact. AND destabilized the middle east, the rise of isis and putting the muslim “brother hood” in power in Egypt. “the arab spring” Yet, obama won a noble peace prize in 2009, right after he made the speech that got terrorists mad and resulted in the Jordanian downed pilot brutally killed, burned to death. Obama then went and played golf 15 minutes after his murder.

      • KenjiK

        Please remind me who sent those troops to war, and who invaded Iraq looking for “weapons of mass destruction”.

        • Afi Keita James

          yes bu*** was a disaster who wrecked this country, but nobama was just as disaster too in fact he took it to the 10th power, both are war criminals in the same street, Iraq and Libya are two disasters and they know it, thank god i’m an independent libertarian and I say screw both of these political parties.

  • Six_Tymes

    Deserved design win, although I have not seen the interior.

  • KenjiK

    Not sure about the paint on the tires…

  • Vassilis

    Really not a good homage to the Atlantic to be honest…

  • ctk4949

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I only like the side profile and the rear end minus the SIX exhaust tips!!
    Geeeeeeeeez and those wheels FUGLY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MIL1234

    that guy is destroying the image of the brand
    Congratulation Lamborghini

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