And of course, it’s already sold
The Geneva auto show is always good for a few of the fastest, most insane supercar reveals. This year is no different: We’ve seen the Pininfarina Battista already, there’s something coming from Koenigsegg later, but here we have the latest from Bugatti. This one is called La Voiture Noire, and it cost one person more than $12 million.
This is a tribute to the beautiful Type 57 SC Atlantic, which you might have seen at your local concours d’elegance. We can see the design cues in the fast, closed-off back and the grille — almost the exact same shape as the Atlantic’s. It also has six, count ‘em, six tailpipes, just like the 57, and the dorsal fin that splits the rear “window.”
It’s based on the Chiron, so there’s a quad-turbo W16 engine making 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Top speed should be closer to 300 mph, as opposed to 200 mph.
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“Our history is both a privilege and a responsibility — the responsibility for continuing the Bugatti heritage into the future,” says Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann. “With La Voiture Noire, we are paying homage to our heritage and bringing speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics forward to a new era.”
Unfortunately, if you have 12 million bucks, you’re still out of luck. This car has already been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast, according to the company. The rumor is that Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson Dr. Ferdinand Piech bought it.