Back in July, Bugatti confirmed that it was working on a new model called the Divo, which it promised would be “light and nimble” and “boast enormous downforce and g-forces”. Since then, the French automaker has released a handful of teasers, but this latest one is the most revealing of the lot.
Posted to the brand’s Facebook page, the (sadly low-resolution) image above – which depicts the new model tucked safely under a blue sheet – gives us an idea of the new Divo’s dramatic silhouette.
Set to be revealed on August 24, the Divo will be limited to a mere 40 units, with each priced from €5-million (that’s more than R80-million at the current exchange rate).
Named after Albert Divo, the French racing driver who won the famous Targa Florio race on a mountainous circuit in Sicily for Bugatti twice in the late 1920s, the Volkswagen Group brand said the new model would feature “outstanding handling properties” as well as a “new, strong design language”.
“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti. “With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world. With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way.”
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