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agosto 29, 2018 - Bugatti

World premiere for the Divo: Bugatti unveils its latest model in California at the exclusive event “The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering”

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    • Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann: “The #divo has significantly higher performance in terms of lateral acceleration, agility and cornering. The #divo is made for corners.”
    • Sophisticated aerodynamics programme, modifications to chassis and suspension as well as weight reduction make the #divo a star performer on corners
    • 35 kg (77 lbs) lighter than the Chiron
    • Higher lateral acceleration of 1.6 g
    • 90 kg (198 lbs) more downforce than the Chiron
    • Maximum speed limited to 380 km/h (236 mph)
    • 8 seconds faster lap time on the Nardò handling circuit
    • New progressive design language underlines the inner values of the Divo
    • Divo is the modern interpretation of Bugatti’s coachbuilding tradition
    • Divo to be homologated as a road vehicle
    • Strictly limited small series of 40 vehicles already sold out
    • Net unit price: €5 million 

Curtains up for the Divo1. Today, at the exclusive #automotive event “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering“ in Monterey, California, #Bugatti has presented its latest model as a world premiere. With the #divo, the French luxury brand has developed a super sports car tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads. It is powered by Bugatti’s iconic eight-litre W16 engine with a power output of 1,500 PS. The aerodynamics of the model have been intensively fine-tuned and the suspension and chassis settings have been modified. As a result, the #divo is 35 kilograms (77 lbs) lighter and has 90 kilograms (198 lbs) more downforce than the standard Chiron2. The lateral acceleration of the #divo has been boosted to 1.6 g. Its maximum speed is limited to 380 km/h (236 mph). The #divo can lap the Nardò handling circuit in southern Italy eight seconds faster than the Chiron. The series will only consist of 40 vehicles. Upon the start of presentations to selected customers, the strictly limited small series, with a net unit price of €5 million, sold out immediately. 

“When I took up my position at #Bugatti at the beginning of the year, I soon learnt that our customers and fans were waiting for a special vehicle which would tell a further story for the brand in addition to the Chiron,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of #Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “The #Bugatti team was also very eager to implement a project like this.”

It was therefore decided to build a super sports car with a different character from the Chiron which would still be immediately recognizable as a #Bugatti.

With the #divo, #Bugatti is also reviving its coachbuilding tradition. In its first few decades, the French luxury brand had considerable success with bodies built to its own design and installed on existing chassis. 

“To date, a modern #Bugatti has represented a perfect balance between high performance, straight-line dynamics and luxurious comfort. Within our possibilities, we have shifted the balance in the case of the #divo further towards lateral acceleration, agility and cornering,” Winkelmann added. “The #divo is made for bends.“

“The feedback from our customers was overwhelming,” the #Bugatti President reports. “We showed the #divo to a small group of selected Chiron customers. All 40 cars were sold immediately – this was fantastic confirmation for the #Bugatti team which had put so much dedication and passion into the project.”

“The #divo is a further project intended to thrill people and the world,” Winkelmann adds. “Our fans are very important to us.”

The #supercar is named after Albert #divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famous Targa Florio race on the mountainous roads of Sicily with #Bugatti in the late 1920s.

The #divo represents the modern interpretation of the brand’s coachbuilding tradition

“The modern interpretation of coachbuilding gave us engineers new freedom,” says Stefan Ellrott, Head of Technical Development at #Bugatti. “The step that we have taken with the #divo in terms of agility and high-performance cornering dynamics can be compared with the overall development from the Veyron to the Chiron. 

A sophisticated aerodynamics programme makes for optimum vehicle cooling and 90 kilograms more downforce.

The aerodynamic properties of the #divo were improved by a considerable amount of detailed work. The front cover is equipped with air intakes which reduce the effective cross-sectional area of the vehicle at the same time as ensuring improved air flow at the front and increasing aerodynamic efficiency. An optimized “air curtain” makes for better air flow over the front and rear sections of the car’s sides.

The newly-designed, wide front spoiler provides higher downforce and guides more air to the front air inlets. The cooling system therefore receives a higher mass flow and overall cooling performance is improved.

The brakes are cooled by four independent air sources on each side of the vehicle: air flows in from the high-pressure area above the front bumper, the inlets on the front wings, one inlet on the front radiator and the diffusers ahead of the tyres. Vanes direct the cold air from these areas onto the brake discs. A heat shield carries the hot air out through the wheels. This means that the brakes do not overheat and the tyre temperature is always kept in the optimum range. This system, which is already used on the Chiron, receives additional support from the vacuum generated by the air curtain on the tyres in the case of the #divo. In addition, the wheel arches are ventilated via slats on the wings.