Trust Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles to come up with surprises. Bugatti has just announced that they are working on a brand-new model which they have christened the Divo. The car is named after the French racing driver, Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio at the mountainous circuit in Sicily for Bugatti twice in the late 1920s.
According to Bugatti, the car will focus on agility and will come with lots of aerodynamics to make it achieve greater G-forces. The result will be a lightweight product with outstanding handling properties and a strong design language to accentuate its dynamic character.
Winkelmann said, “With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world. With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way.”
Exclusivity will be top order and only 40 examples of the Divo will be made and its production will also revive the company’s long-lost tradition of coachbuilding. It was an skill which the manufacturer was renowned for in the first twenty years of its existence under the leadership of Jean Bugatti.
The Divo will make its official debut on August 24, 2018, at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in California, USA.