At last week’s 2019 Dubai International Motor Show, the Bugatti Divo was unveiled. According to the French carmaker, based on the Chiron, the Divo–named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famed Targa Florio race with Bugatti in the late 1920s–was designed for agility, agility and optimum efficiency on winding roads.
No changes to the 8.0-liter W16 engine of Bugatti with 1,500 PS, but the aerodynamics and the suspension and chassis settings have been fine tuned. The Divo is 35 kilograms lighter and has 90 kilograms more downforce than the Chiron. Lateral acceleration has been increased to 1.6g and maximum speed is limited to 380 KMPH. The Divo can lap the Nardo handling circuit in Italy eight seconds faster than the Chiron with the mods.
“When I took up my position at Bugatti at the beginning of the year, I soon learnt that our customers and fans were waiting for a special vehicle which would tell a further story for the brand in addition to the Chiron. The Bugatti team was also very eager to implement a project like this,” said Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann, the former Lamborghini chief.
Bugatti then decided to build a super sports car that would still be immediately recognizable as a Bugatti with a different character from the Chiron. With the Divo, the Veyron-famous company and now Chiron is also reviving its tradition of coachbuilding. The French luxury brand had significant success in its first few decades with bodies designed to their own design and mounted on existing frames.
“To date, a modern Bugatti has represented a perfect balance between high performance, straight-line dynamics and luxurious comfort. Within our possibilities, we have shifted the balance in the case of the Divo further towards lateral acceleration, agility and cornering. The Divo is made for bends,” Winkelmann said.
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