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The Front Engine Bugatti Divo Is The Rarest Of Rare Beasts

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This is what a Bugatti Ferrari 812 Superfast rival could look like.

The Bugatti Divo is a very sinister looking hypercar, thanks to its bespoke aerodynamic body and sharp styling harking back to Bugatti's early coachbuilding days. Like every other current Bugatti model, the Divo adopts a mid-engine setup, but what if it was designed as a front-engined supercar?

To find out what that would look like, artist Rain Prisk has gone ahead and rendered an example showing the Divo with its engine located at the front. It arguably looks even better than the standard car, adopting classic supercar proportions including a long hood and a cockpit that's pushed further towards the back. The result is a stunning-looking supercar that could rival the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Corvette C7.

Sadly, Bugatti is unlikely to ever turn this fantastical front-engined Divo into a reality. In fact, Bugatti has yet to make a front-engine model since the company was resurrected back in 1998. So far, Prisk has only shown the front-engined Divo from the rear-quarter angle, but the artist has hinted at producing another render that shows the car from the front.

While we're unlikely to see a front-engine Bugatti any time soon, the Divo is already a very rare beast. Only 40 examples of the Bugatti Divo are being built, each costing $5.8 million. Every car was already sold before the Divo made its public debut at Pebble Beach last year. Bugatti recently confirmed to us that all deliveries of the Divo are scheduled for 2020 and the first half of 2021. Like the Chiron, the Divo is powered by the same 8.0-liter W16 engine as the Chiron, delivering a whopping 1,479 horsepower.

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In the future, Bugatti is planning to unleash a second model that will feature a completely different body style and sit alongside the Chiron. According to reports, proposals have been submitted to the Volkswagen Group for Bugatti to build either an electric luxury sedan that revives the Royale name or a "crossover-influenced sports car."

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