Named for French racing driver Alberto Divo, Bugatti’s latest sports car was revealed this week as an ultra-ultra-super sports car.
The Divo — not to be confused with the French automaker’s $3 million Chiron — is a lighter sports car (77 pounds to be exact) with a subtly different look and improved cooling system. The brakes are cooled from four different air flows keeping tire temperature optimal for speed racing. With lightweight tires, less compartment space, and a carbon fiber cover, it’s a nimbler sports car.
These improvements come at a cost: The Divo is a $5.8 million supercar and all 40 vehicles have already sold to previous Chiron customers — it went fast.
Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement about the reveal on Friday, “the Divo is made for corners” and windier roads. It’s supposed to be more agile than the Chiron, but that agility comes with a cost: It’s slower. The max speed is 236 mph while the Chiron can hit more than 260 mph. What a slow-poke.
The turquoise blue on the car was made just for the Divo and is appropriately named “Divo Racing Blue.”
Oh, what money can buy.