It’s got the hardest name in automotive to pronounce, behind the unspellable “Koenigsegg”, but there is nothing mistakable about the menace of Bugatti’s new creation – the new La Voiture Noire.
At 11 million Euros, it is the most expensive new car of all time and surprise, surprise, it’s already sold – and it had to be to a Bugatti enthusiast.
From which pool of the elites will you find a person to part with that kind of money – from the Ultra Boost community?
No, this is a person that walks on clouds and feasts on dragon meat for breakfast.
Just looking at it will get you aroused – the la Voiture Noire should come with parental advisory for being shown off in public, for fear of over stimulating a young mind’s imagination.
“The true form of luxury is individuality. The ‘La Voiture Noire’ is a sculptural beauty with unique technology, the ideal grand tourisme,” says Bugatti President, Stephan Winkelmann.
Every single component on the carbon fibre body has been handcrafted and assembled to create a “one piece surface, with nothing to obstruct the optical flow. As Stephan Winkelmann said it, “It’s a feast of aesthetics”.
Not only is it a tribute to Bugatti’s unrivalled art of coach building, it also pays homage to the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic designed by Jean Bugatti, son of Bugatti founder, Ettore.
Apparently only four were ever made and while three of which still live on to this day, one unfortunate example went missing while being shipped from Bugatti’s factory in Molsheim to Bordeaux, France and has never been found – one of the great mysteries in automotive history.
Almost nothing was revealed about the car, except for the fact that it makes 1500 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque from Bugatti’s famed 8-litre W16 quad turbo engine – the same as the 40 units of Bugatti Divo and the Chiron Sport we got to be up close with!