The enticing horseshoe front grille of the Divo has been carried forward along with the wide air inlets, but they look menacing than ever in the rendering
Bugatti unveiled the awe-inspiring Divo in California at the Monterey gathering last month with higher lateral acceleration of 1.6 g and is claimed to have been developed for carving corners faster than ever. It features more advanced aerodynamics, modifications to the chassis and suspension system, along with reduced weight of 35 kilograms when compared to the Chiron.
The improvements made to the aerodynamic side of affairs meant the Divo can produce 90 kilograms more downforce than the Chiron. Standing in testament to its ability was that the new hypercar managing to lap the Nardo testing track eight seconds quicker than the Chiron. It has top speed limited to 380 kmph and boasts striking visuals – perhaps the best we have seen from Bugatti in a long time.
The French automaker only produces 40 units of the Divo to maintain its exclusivity and all of them have been sold out with starting price quoted at €5 million (Rs. 40.58 crore) for each. Just as Chiron, the Divo is named after a racing driver of Bugatti – Albert Divo a two-time Targa Floria winner in the late 1920s.
The standard Bugatti Divo takes power from an 8.0-litre W16 engine producing a bonkers power output of 1,500 PS at 6,700 rpm and 1600 Nm between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm. It is connected to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with zero to 100 kmph acceleration time in just 2.4 seconds.
The Divo won’t likely be the last off the Chiron’s lineage as three more models are said to be in the pipeline. An Instagram user has created a wild rendering on the already untamed Divo and it looks ballistic. It does make us wonder what would an even more powerful version would be like!
The enticing horseshoe front grille of the Divo has been carried forward along with the wide air inlets, but they look menacing than ever. In the lower section, the digitally imagined two-seater hypercar features aggressive carbonfibre splitter and covered up headlamps bringing an Aston Martin Vulcan-ish stance.
The bonnet remains unchanged and the rear spoiler has further been enlarged in this bonkers take on the Divo. The forthcoming Chiron based new models will purportedly push the performance envelope further. Moreover, an all electric hypercar could be developed in the near future in partnership with Porsche or the electric hypercar specialist Rimac.