In the world of extreme hypercars, there is one company that has consistently brought out next-gen vehicles that seemingly pushed automotive engineering to its limits: Bugatti. Although Bugatti is one of the oldest car companies in the world, they have always been known for producing some of the best cars on the circuit – but their new range of hypercars is what really caught the attention of the motor world.
The Bugatti Veyron made headlines when it first came out, sporting a previously unheard of W16 engine that took the car to the top of the records in terms of sheer speed. While other cars could easily out-manoeuvre the Veyron, and even match its top speed, it still outshone most of the competition thanks to the level of luxury that it boasted. Years later, and Bugatti have released the newest iteration of their range in the form of the Divo – a multimillion dollar car that most would need to pay for by winning gambling online NZ games.
What is The Divo?
The Divo is a mid-engine, track-focused hypercar that is named after Albert Divo, a French racecar driver who drove for Bugatti during the 1920s, and won the Targa Florio twice. First announced in 2018, only 40 cars have been made so far in the Alsace region of France. It’s a 2-door coupé with all-wheel drive, and a quad-turbocharged 8.0 L W16, 1103 KW engine.
Features and Specs
The car took its inspiration from the Bugatti Type 575C Atlantic, as well as the vision Gran Turismo concept as far as design is concerned. The car comes wit a redesigned exhaust system that features quad exhaust pipes, and a 1.8 metre fixed rear wing, which is 23% wider than the wing found on the previous generation Chiron. It also has a NACA duct on the roof that allows it to channel air to the rear of the car toward the central fin as well as the rear wing, which has seen a dramatic impact on the amount of downforce that the car can produce.
Along with this, there are large front chin spoilers, refined side skirts, bigger air intakes, and new lights on both the front and back, with a vent in the bonnet for better radiator cooling.
The interior of the car is not that dissimilar from the Chiron, but has some carbon-fibre trim and Alcantara.
On the Nardo test track, the Divo is 8 seconds faster than the Chiron according to Bugatti, and generates 456 kg of downforce at top speed, which is 90 kg more than the Chiron. The top speed of the Diva is slower than what the Chiron can achieve, with the Diva reaching a maximum of 380 km/h due to the extra drag produced by the extra elements on the car, as well as the excessive pressure put on the tyres from the low ride height of the Diva. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.4 seconds. Similar to the Chiron, the Diva requires a special key to unlock its top speed mode.