The Divo is finally ready to hit the track in owners' hands.
The Bugatti Divo is a special machine. Just hearing it mentioned in conversation automatically piques any gearhead's interest. The Divo, in case you forgot, is Bugatti's ultra-exclusive exercise in handling rather than top speed. It shares an engine and platform with the mind-blowing Bugatti Chiron, but rather than chasing top speed, this is a car that you're supposed to enjoy in the corners of the world's most daunting racetracks. Now, those lucky enough to afford one are seeing their orders fulfilled as the first few examples have left the Molsheim factory in France. The $5.8-million hypercar's production slowed briefly earlier in the year, but finally, things are back on track.
The coachbuilt Divo is similar in a number of ways to the Chiron Pur Sport, but has unique styling elements. Among these unique highlights are a set of complex 3D-printed taillights that are made up of 44 individual fins. Despite complexities such as this, the hypercar, which is limited to just 40 examples, took less than six months to develop, and as you'd expect at this level, each example is meticulously crafted. What's interesting about each of these 40 cars is that no two will be the same thanks to myriad customization options that extend from paint finishes to details in the stitching of the leather.
It's this sort of attention to detail that has led Bugatti's president, Stephan Winkelmann, to describe the Divo as the symbol of "a new era at Bugatti - the era of modern coachbuilding." While competitors like Koenigsegg with its Jesko Absolut and Pagani with its Huayra BC offer their own customization programs and a similarly impressive array of options, its Bugatti that has the arguably more prominent name. For those who are big fans of the brand and can afford to support it, adding a special model like the Divo to the collection is a must-do. While we can only dream of such opulence, we have to say that our favorite spec is grey with blue accents.