Engine: Quad-turbo W-16 8 litre
Transmission: 7 speed dual clutch
Power: 1118 kW
Torque: 1,180 lb-ft
Top Speed: T/B/D
0-100km/h: Under 3 seconds
Price: $19 million (U.S.)
What’s left on the shopping list for the supercar connoisseur with a garage full of the latest? How about the La Voiture Noire, a one-off beauty built to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Bugatti – one that pays tribute to the Bugatti Type 57.
Shown off at this year’s Geneva motor show, this French freak has an earth shattering price tag of $19 million (U.S); making it the official king of bling with the largest price tag ever for a new car. But before you get your cheque books out, it’s already been sold to a mystery buyer – rumoured to be Cristiano Ronaldo.
Like all modern Bugatti’s, the La Voiture Noire (French for ‘the black car’) is powered by a quad-turbo W-16 8 litre engine with 16 cylinders. Needless to say, the engine is a bit of a monster, and we feel the 1479 horsepower it produces is sufficiently nasty.
Not only is the Noire a special edition but it’s also drowning in references to Bugatti history. The C-line bodyside character feature has been a Bugatti tradition since the original Veyron, and the central spine and the over-the-top six tailpipes is a nod to the Type 57 SC Atlantic.
Bugatti has not released performance figures for this car; but as it is still a luxury model, expect its top speed to be below the Chiron’s 420km/h benchmark. It could come close to the Chiron’s 0-100km/h time of 2.4 seconds, but you’d have to DM Ronaldo on Twitter to find out.
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