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Bugatti Divo hypercar teased ahead of August reveal

Bugatti Chiron Divo lined up as downforce-honed variant Bugatti Divo announced – a more dynamic €5m Bugatti hypercar
Katie Ramirez | 11 July, 2018, 05:24

The Bugatti Divo will be all about handling prowess.

Although it is unknown what Bugatti did to the Chiron to turn it into the Divo, but words such as "lightweight and agility, higher downforce and greater g-forces" have also been used in the short press release. Instead expect performance gains for the Diva to come from lighter body panels, increased downforce, more aggressive suspension and stickier tyres - your typical track day fare, if not your typical donor vehicle. The result will be outstanding handling properties and the dynamic character of the vehicle will be underlined by a new, strong design language.

The Divo will be fully revealed on 24 August at California's Quail motorsports meet, and you will need to be fully on board for the ride: just 40 are being built, and each one is €5m each.

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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".

Bugatti hasn't revealed the auto yet, but confirms that Divo will be the first project undertaken by its newly resurrected coachbuilding division.

Along with its enhanced capabilities, the Divo aims to revive the coachbuilding tradition for which automakers like Bugatti were known in their earlier days.

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