Bugatti unveiled the production version of La Voiture Noire. And because of the new $28-million Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, the $13.4 million hypercar might no longer be the most expensive new vehicle ever, it doesn’t make it any less breathtaking.
Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean developed and drove one of just four Type 57 SC Atlantic produced. He named his model “La Voiture Noire” – the black car. The vehicle disappeared without a trace shortly before the Second World War. value.
The La Voiture Noire is a minimalist coupe that reinterprets the spirit of the historical vehicle. The hypercar includes the dorsal seam down the centerline, the extended front section, and the clear lines. Its bodywork has a unique surface finish – visible carbon fiber with a clearcoat known as “Black Carbon Glossy”. The bumpers are integrated into the bodywork while the windscreen appears to merge with the side windows. The surface looks like it has been cast in one piece.
Bugatti impresses even more. There are more than 25 individually milled lights elements per side in the headlamps. Each and every cell of the 3D-printed front grille has been honed and examined to ensure they all look perfect together. The rear is dominated by an elegant rear light which for the first time features a single-piece surround with no joints.
The interior is wrapped in grain leather in Havana Brown. This natural material contrasts with specially polished and turned aluminum inlays in various locations on the center console, the center spine, and the doors. The driving modes can be changed with the help of a sophisticated rosewood switch.
Every new part of the hypercar had to pass the strict Bugatti testing and quality procedures. Extensive simulations were followed by testing in the wind tunnel and on test benches, and then on test tracks and proving grounds covering the entire range of speeds. Modifications to the bodywork, cooling, thermodynamics, wheels, and wheelbase result in new balance which requires perfect coordination.
The extended wheelbase and the newly developed bodywork provide new aerodynamics and new handling. The one-of-a-kind has already been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast for eleven million euros (around $13.4 million).
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