Bugatti La Voiture Noire worth $18.9M in world’s Most Expensive Car

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 Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive car in the world, There’s no such thing as a new Bugatti that’s “cheap”. Standard Chiron—if you can even call one standard—starts at $3 million. Then there’s the Chiron Sport variant, which cost several hundred thousand dollars for that figure, and options like Sky View roofs and colored carbon fiber body panels raise the price even further. Lastly, there’s Divo, which is a limited running model based on Chiron that focuses on track performance and costs only about $6 million. But today at the Geneva car show, Bugatti has revealed a one-time car that actually makes the rest of its range look cheap and simple. It’s called La Voiture Noire, and Bugatti says it’s the most expensive new car of all time, at its owner’s expense of $18.9 million including taxes (or $12.5 million previously).

Regarding power, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire features an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. The engine is capable of delivering 1,479 horsepower and 1,600 Nm of torque, identical to Chiron and Divo.”La Voiture Noire” which means “The Black Car”, was named the most expensive car in the world of all time.

The car also has a large diffuser and 6 exhaust pipes. headlights are similar to divo’s, the back lights are equipped with thin LEDs that follow fender indentations and rear spoilers.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire advantages

  • Elegant design that combines the classic and modern look of the Bugatti in one car
  • Good energy to walk around at high speed
  • Very exclusive car with only one unit produced
Dimensi Bugatti La Voiture Noire 
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Bugatti La Voiture Noire Machine
Machine TypeW16 8.0 liter quad-turbocharged, 16 silinder
Maximum Power1.479 dk @ 6.700 rpm
Maximum Torque1.180 Nm @ 6.000 rpm
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)2.4 seconds
Top Speed418 km/h

 BUGATTI LA VOITURE EXTERIOR

The windshield appears to flow seamlessly into the window on the side,

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Although based on Chiron, just like Divo, La Voiture Noire offers a unique exterior. The supercar still features bugatti’s iconic horseshoe gril, but almost everything is different or based on Divo.

Needless to say, splitters and bumper vents are similar to Divo’s, but both have more aggressive designs. It’s like Bugatti revising aerodynamics for this model, but there’s no specific info about it. The headlights are new, too. Not only is it bigger than Divo, but it also has a new LED pattern that looks like it’s made of diamonds. The front hood lost the ventilation we mentioned to Divo, and the grille above the front spatbor was also removed.

A cool feature here is that the windshield appears to flow seamlessly into the window on the side, which makes the greenhouse look like a helmet protector. Two features that remind me of the Surface Atlantic Type 57 here: a wiper that sits vertically in the center of the windshield and fins on the roof. The first simulates the design of the Atlantic split window, while the latter replicates the Type 57 middle fin that unites the body of two parts. Because the original Atlantic prototype was made of electron alloy, which exploded during welding, Bugatti used rivets to unite the body through the middle fin. The production model is made of aluminum, but bugatti retains the fins, which are a hallmark of atlantic design.

Bugatti also made important changes to the car’s profile. Compared to Divo, La Voiture Noire has a more angular roof line, striking differences from the trademark C Chiron-shaped design, the new side skirt, and the less aggressive aero elements of the spatbor. The wheels are striking thanks to the two-color design and the fact that the silver paint on the five fingers extends to the tires.

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The reshaped cab and side skirt also make the look of the car a little longer. Unlike Chiron and Divo, which look like a complete hypercar, La Voiture Noire looks like a grand tourer. Oh, it also looks like a squashed Chevrolet Corvette.

The rear fascia of the car is also unique. While it doesn’t have wings and vertical fins inspired by the Divo race, it’s just as aggressive. Responsible for the menacing display is a large diffuser that combines four vertical fins and no fewer than six exhaust pipes. The layout is also a homage to the Atlantic, as fins descend from the roof to the deck lid. The curved bonnet also mimics the design of the Atlantic ship’s tail. The Fascia is a large gril with a thin red stripe that serves as a back light. This line extends from one angle to another in a wave-like pattern. Large elements such as wings are on top of the diffuser, dividing the rear fascia into three different areas and creating a double diffuser effect.

The carbon fiber body is painted gloss black, but fibers are still visible in some areas, including diffusers, bumpers, side skirts, and splitters.

BUGATTI LA VOITURE INTERIOR

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Bugatti does not comment on the interior of La Voiture Noire and does not publish any photos. We also didn’t make it into the car at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, so we don’t know what happened in the cabin. However, it should be very based on Chiron. Bugatti does the same with Divo, and I’m pretty sure this supercar has a similar cabin. After all, each Chiron is highly customizable, so owners have access to a variety of options.

It’s hard to say what might be hiding behind the door, but given that the man who ordered this car is a big fan of the old Atlantic, its interior can draw inspiration from the coupe’s icons. My guess is that the owner chose an all-black leather interior or combo that combined black and brown, as owned by two black-painted Atlantics.

But beyond the finishing options the owner might choose, it’s safe to assume that La Voiture Noire features seats inspired by the same race, a clean dashboard design, and a wide center console. As a reminder, Divo has sportier upholstery that offers greater lateral support. The flat-bottom steering wheel should also include Alcantara inserts for better grip and larger shift pedals.

If it is indeed Divo-based, it should also lack storage compartments from the central console and door panels. Bugatti removes it to save weight, the reason why the insulation material is also thinner.

BUGATTI LA VOITURE DRIVETRAIN

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La Voiture Noire is a standard Chiron under the hood. While that sounds a bit disappointing, we shouldn’t forget that its power comes from a massive 8.0-liter W-16 engine that produces an incredible 1,497 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. Compare this with a Type 57 rating of just 135 horsepower and you’ll soon understand what Bugatti has been doing since the 1930s.

It’s not the most powerful supercar you can buy. The new Koegnisegg Jesko can produce 1,578 horsepower on E85 biofuels, while the Tuatara SSC has an astonishing 1,750 horsepower using the same type of fuel.

There is no word on performance, but it is safe to say that La Voiture Noire is as fast as Chiron and Divo. In particular, it takes about 2.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from the start of the stand. Since the possibility is based on Divo, the top speed may be limited to 236 mph, a decrease of 25 mph compared to chiron.

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