Starting at $5,800,000
The Bugatti Divo coupe presented in California is not an original development. This model epitomizes the marketing mistakes made with the previous Veyron hypercar.
For ten years, only 450 Veyrons were produced, but in the last years of the life cycle, the cars did not diverge very well, and then only thanks to the release of numerous special versions, which differed in a special interior trim.
Now the management of Bugatti realized that more exclusive cars are needed to support demand, the differences between which should not be limited only to decor. Much like it was with Bugatti cars in the thirties of the last century. And the first is the Divo coupe.
To begin with, the Divo and Chiron differ in design. The first looks meaner, ominous due to sharper lines. But pay attention to the top of both hypercars – they are identical! Same proportions, same feed …
To give the Divo a unique look, Bugatti designers used different headlights, changed the lower part of the front end, created a new hood for the car, redesigned the rear wing, came up with more futuristic taillights, added folds and ribs to the aerodynamic body kit, plus side skirts of a different configuration.
Okay, hypercars look different, but do such external differences justify the doubling of the price?
The Bugatti Divo disappoints us. This car should be more exclusive than the Chiron, but it has the same interior (except for the seats and some small parts)! Yes, the interior of the Divo is great looking, however it is not as unique as you would expect from a very expensive hypercar. Perhaps the redrawing of small elements took the designers a lot of time and, as a result, cost the company a lot of money, but in the end, the differences in the interior decoration of the cars for 2.3 and 5 million euros are almost invisible, and this is a shame!
Pulling up the Divo’s bonnet reveals the same 8-liter W16 engine lurking in the bowels of the Chiron hypercar. And in both cars, he develops the same 1500 “horses”. In principle, this is not surprising, since the Shiron’s power unit is designed for enormous loads and is perfect for the track Divo (the company addresses this car to racing fans).
It turns out the Chiron is a fast hypercar for straight roads, and the Divo is a skillful player on twisty trails, with an emphasis on agility over speed. And this is true, since Divo passed the Nardo track in Italy eight seconds faster than the Chiron. For this, Bugatti engineers have modified the chassis of the hypercar (suspension, wheel alignment, etc.). In addition, due to better aerodynamics and a 35 kg weight reduction compared to the Chiron Divo, it is easier and easier to attack corners.
But Divo is far from a ballerina and weighs 1960 kg! Like the Chiron, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.4 seconds. And this is very good, but not faster than the “brother”, which, as you remember, costs half the price. And while the top speed of the Bugatti Chiron significantly exceeds 400 km / h, Divo is content with a “meager” value of 380 km / h.
As we just found out, the new Bugatti has a slightly different body. But apart from the aesthetics, the Divo and Chiron are pretty much the same. They have the same engines, the same chassis (slightly modified for the Divo), the same interior and similar dynamic performance. Spurt to 100 km / h takes equal time, but the Bugatti Chiron’s top speed is higher.
In this situation, the price tag of five million euros for the Divo is astounding. To ask for two Shiron prices for a limited hypercar is really bold. But even more amazingly, it worked.
Note: The Bugatti Chiron Sport (pictured below) is 18 kg lighter than the Chiron. It also has a redesigned chassis and runs 5s faster than the standard Chiron on the Nardo track (3s slower than the Divo). As a result, there really aren’t many differences between the Chiron Sport and the Divo. However, the Chiron Sport sells for 2.65 million euros … Our choice is made!