French carmaker Bugatti, under the Volkswagen group, is known for outrageously priced and high-performance models like Veyron and Chiron. The company has now upped the ante by bringing Divo, a track optimised hypercar extracted out of Chiron.
Bugatti has basically improved all aspects that can be improved in Chiron that includes the price. While the regular Chiron costs around Rs 20 crore, Divo costs a whopping Rs 40 crore (€5 million). Bugatti will manufacture only 40 units of Divo and even if you are ready to spend such a huge amount to bring the hypercar to your garage, you are way too late. All the units have been sold out.
Bugatti claims Divo is the modern interpretation of its coachbuilding tradition. It has been conceptualised for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads. Bugatti team has recalibrated the aerodynamics of Chiron in the transition to Divo.
Divo's suspension and chassis settings have been modified and that resulted in 35 kilograms weight loss and 90 kilograms more downforce than the standard Chiron.
Optimisation on the exterior to make the Divo faster is evident on the exterior. The hypercar gets a large front splitter, enlarged intakes, and new vertically oriented LED headlights. The brakes are cooled by four independent air sources on each side of the vehicle while the roof of Divo has been designed to form a NACA air duct, a flow-optimized air inlet.
The rear end of Divo features a new, height-adjustable rear spoiler 23 per cent wider than on Chiron. The wider spoiler improves efficiency and results in higher air brake performance as well as significantly more downforce.
As for the engine, Divo gets the same unit on Chiron without a bump in power. The W16 8.0-litre engine with four turbochargers that develops 1,479bhp at 6,700rpm and 1,600Nm of torque in the range of 2,000 to 6,000rpm mated to specially developed seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The 0-100kph time is quoted at 2.4 seconds, which is the same as Chiron. Before you get disappointed, the weight loss makes Divo eight seconds faster on the Nardò handling circuit than Chiron.