Only 40 examples of the new Divo will be made, and all have been spoken for. So if you’re one of the chosen few, congratulations. You’ll be taking delivery of a Bugatti that is the modern interpretation of the marque’s bespoke coachbuilding tradition, a sensational-looking, agile high-performance machine that’s designed for optimum lateral acceleration, agility and cornering.
It’s named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who won the Targa Florio road race in Sicily twice for Bugatti. Those twisting mountain passes would be the ideal hunting ground for a modern-day Divo, too, with its sharper, more agile and nimbler chassis set up.
The design is striking but based around the mantra of ‘form follows performance’. Key Bugatti design elements include the horseshoe grille, the Bugatti signature ‘line’ around the side of the vehicle and the lateral fin that travels to the huge new rear wing, a nod to the iconic Bugatti 57 Atlantic of yore.
Compared with Divo, the Divo’s slimmer side line makes the vehicle look lower and longer. The body is divided visually by a horizontal line and accentuated by the special colour scheme; matt Titanium Liquid Silver covers the upper surfaces while the lower, more technical-looking side panels are in exposed carbon-fibre tinted ‘Divo Carbon’ blue. Inside, the colour scheme continues with Divo Grey and Divo Racing Blue Alcantara and matt carbon fibre. The Alcantara-covered sports seats are a new design, too.
At the front, new air inlets and new vertically-oriented front lights give Divo a menacing and distinctive face, while a NACA air inlet on the roof leads to the lateral fin and 1.83 metre rear spoiler. The all-new rear grille features an innovative full-width 3D rear light which grows in intensity towards the outer edges.