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

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire one-off was recently put on show at Villa d’Este in Italy and, naturally, drew crowds unlike any other vehicle at the event.

The bespoke hypercar, officially the world’s most expensive new car, was unveiled to the world at the Geneva Motor Show back in March and is based on the Divo. It costs $19 million, and while no confirmation has been made about who owns the car, it is believed to have been purchased by former VW head honcho Ferdinand Piech, not Christiano Ronaldo as rumored for a while.

Bugatti built the car as a homage to the Type 57 SC Atlantic, and more specifically one which has been missing for decades. La Voiture Noire is French for ‘The Black Car’ and the name is certainly fitting.

Also Read: Bugatti Displays Divo Hypercar Undergoing Hot Weather Testing

Compared to the Chiron and Divo, the one-off’s exterior is radically different. There is all-new, handcrafted carbon fiber bodywork which includes a bespoke front fascia and a windscreen and side windows which were inspired by the visor of a helmet, while at the rear you will find a single LED light bar and six exhaust pipes.

Bugatti has only built a single prototype of the La Voiture Noire that doesn’t feature the 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 but a small electric motor that allows it to be driven around at slow speeds instead. During an interview with Carscoops earlier this year, Bugatti head of communications Tim Bravo said the final car is still approximately two to two-and-a-half years away from being delivered.


  • “The heart of the new creation is the iconic 16-cylinder engine – unique in the automotive world and the peak of the engineer’s art. “This is not only an engine but the heart of the vehicle and a technical masterpiece. There is no other car in the world with such an engine. It is not only extremely powerful but also beautiful to look at,” Stephan Winkelmann enthuses. The 16-cylinder engine with a displacement of 8 litres develops 1,103 kW/1,500 PS and 1,600 Newton-metres of torque. Six tailpipes at the rear bear witness to its incredible power and are also a tribute to the 16 cylinders.”



  • Bash

    Although It’s not really a new news to be honest, but isn’t always nice to see a pic of the magnificent Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Not to mention how it is actually feels for the people who actually saw in the flesh.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Why stopped at six exhaust pipe? They might as well made it 8 or 16. LOL….



    This is how the Chiron should have looked like from day one…
    Minus the P1 inspired rear light strip and minus the horrendously cheap looking Bugatti rear badge.
    The font used makes me think it was taken out some Dacia part bin…..
    For a multi million one off, it’s just sad and out of place.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I disagree with you on the lightstrip and rear badge, but I totally agree, this should have been the day 1 release.


    • Ondrej Hlavenka

      Dude. Seriously. Can you imagine cooking 1500 bhp engine??? BTW it looks breathtaking in person.


  • Marc Gruben

    At least it has a bespoke front fascia. Everything else is apparently off-the-shelf.

  • kachuks

    Bugatti seems intent on just bodykitting this thing to death.

  • Tabs Luther

    I honestly like the Divo better.

  • Dennis James

    A supercar with a 16-cylinder engine and only 6 tailpipes ? Fail !

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