Bugatti has begun to deliver the first units of the exclusive Bugatti Divo, a refined version of the hypercar Chiron that was unveiled at Pebble Beach in 2018 and that has been a success despite its high price: 5 million euros.
The prestigious French firm announced the production of just 40 units that they were sold even before their release and that now, after two years of development, they have begun to reach the hands of their lucky owners. No more seeing it only in flashy photos of 33 million euros.
Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, defines it as “a true masterpiece of automotive craftsmanship”, and the reality is that the company has managed to polish an original jewel, such as the Bugatti Chiron, to get a car 35 kilos lighter and optimized in the aerodynamic section.
To prop up the chassis, more than 5,000 kilometers in the testing phase, sometimes raising the speedometers to 380 km / h (electronically limited) to see, among other things, how the rear wing responds aerodynamically, which with 1.83 meters wide has a 23% more area than the Chiron.
As a result of its larger size, the downforce increases by 90 kg (up to 465 kilos at 380 km / h) and is capable of withstanding centrifugal forces in bends up to 1.6 G, forcing the tires to withstand the maximum load they can withstand, according to the firm.
Less top speed, but faster than the Chiron on the track
“The Divo is completely different from driving than the Chiron. This is particularly evident when driving on roads with many curves. With even more precise steering and higher downforce, the Divo goes through the curves even faster“details Lars Fischer, Head of Testing and Chassis Application at Bugatti.
In fact, Divo was tested at the Circuit de Nardò, in Italy, and completed the return to the track 8 seconds faster that the time recorded by the conventional Chiron despite the fact that the two ride the 1,500 hp W16 engine.
Although, it should be remembered that this is a slower model as far as top speed is concerned, the Chiron and even the Veyron, as it lacks the Top Speed mode that its brothers do. The Divo has three driving modes: 'EB', 'Highway' and 'Driving'.
Now, there are those who can enjoy all its virtues from the door of your garage. And those who have not been able to get hold of one of the 40 units of the Bugatti Chiron Divo, may have the opportunity to get even with the clock that perfectly reproduces the W16 engine of the Bugatti Chiron and sold for only 257,000 euros.
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