Bugatti La Voiture Noire pays homage to the Type 57 SC Atlantic created by Jean Bugatti and is the most expensive new car in the world
Bugatti has shocked the automotive world with its latest creation and as you may expect it is as much as emotions as speed. The La Voiture Noire has made its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show a couple of days ago and is for the spectators to see and admire.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire can be described as the new-age Type 57 SC Atlantic and is lauded to be the ultimate GT by the French brand’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann. To start with, Bugatti has used the Chiron as the base and it has been heavily modified with custom body panels and a whole host of unique touches.
Translates to ‘The Black Car’, the uniqueness is emphasised by the fact that only one car has been produced and already sold out to a mystery customer, probably VW Group chairman Ferdinand Piech. Costing at USD 18.9 million including tax (estimated around Rs. 132 crore), it is the most expensive new car on the planet and it celebrates 110 years of the company as well as the Type 57 SC Atlantic.
Its name is synonymous with the jaw-dropping glossy black paint job as the Type 57 SC Atlantic. Despite taking inspiration from the SC Atlantic, the La Voiture Noire is a modern day Bugatti from every angle. Jean Bugatti, the eldest son of founder Ettore Bugatti, specialised as an automotive designer as well as a test engineer.
His famous creation was the Type 57 SC Atlantic and only four were built, of which, one was lost and never to be found during a transportation in the midst of World War II. The very unit was owned by Jean Bugatti. It might have explained you of why the La Voiture Noire is emotional for its creators and it features exclusively handcrafted carbon fibre bodywork.
The interior is nothing but exquisite while on the outside the bumpers have been integrated into the body for optimal airflow and resultant aerodynamic efficiency. The window design has been influenced by a helmet visor and the windscreen flows undisturbed.
The signature central accentuation line flowing till the rear gets inspired by the Type 57 SC Atlantic as well and the elegant side profile has the sleek character line emerging from windshield and going all the way to the horseshoe design up front. The internals are, on the other hand, same as the Chiron and Divo.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire derives power from a 8.0-litre quad turbo W16 engine which is good enough to produce as much as 1500 PS and 1,600 Nm of torque and the tailpipe arrangement of six outlets won’t deviate from garnering your attention.