The next Bugatti hypercar will be called the 'Divo'

It will be focused on handling
by Vijay Pattni | Jul 12, 2018

There is a new Bugatti on the horizon, and—for once—the horizon is not the target. Prepare yourselves for the upcoming Bugatti Divo: A limited edition hypercar with a very specific focus.

Corners. Yep, the new Divo pays homage to Albert Divo (pictured below); the famed French driver who, in the '20s, twice won the Targo Florio for Bugatti. To honor his feats on that twisty mountain course, Bugatti's Divo has focused on driving dynamics.

We're told the new car—using the Chiron's chassis and 1,479hp powertrain—will "be light and nimble and will boast enormous downforce and g-forces." Bugatti promises "outstanding" handling properties.

Though the powertrain is established, the bodywork will be entirely new, harking back to Bugatti’s coachbuilding heritage. Indeed, Bugatti reminds us that in its early days, it regularly housed existing chassis over new bodies designed in-house under Jean Bugatti's tenure.

The Divo will be fully revealed on 24 August at California's Quail motorsports meet, and you will need to be fully on board for the ride: Just 40 are being built, and each one is €5 million (P300 million) each.

"With the Divo," explains Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann, "we want to thrill people throughout the world. With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a significantly more performance-orientated way."

You ready for a lightweight, coach-built Chiron that'll tear an apex in half?

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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