It doesn’t make much sense to be testing the Divo at the track after presenting it two years ago and commencing deliveries back in April, but for whatever reason, this is exactly what Bugatti did, and we cannot complain, as we don’t often get a chance to check out such a rare beast in action.
Based on the same platform as the Chiron and featuring unique styling, the Divo boasts improved aerodynamics that have resulted in an extra 198 pounds (90 kg) of downforce. It boasts improved cooling, upgraded brakes, four-tailpipe exhaust system and is 77 lbs (35 kg) lighter than the ‘regular’ hypercar.
The Divo is powered by the Chiron’s W16 engine, with 8.0 liters in displacement and no less than four turbochargers. It still pumps out 1,479 HP (1,500 PS / 1,103 kW) at 6,700 rpm and 1,180 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) of torque between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm, which is identical to the Chiron. The output is channeled to both axles via the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint takes only 2.4 seconds. Should you find a straight road long enough with no speed limit, you will eventually see 236 mph (380 km/h) on the speedometer.
The fuel consumption may interest no one who can afford to blow €5 million ($5.6 million) on a set of wheels, but it is WLTP-rated at a combined 12.9 mpg US (18.3 l/100 km), although you will have to be very gentle on the throttle, otherwise it will return 5.3 mpg (43.3 l/100 km).
Described as “Bugatti’s first coach-built hyper sports car of the 21st century”, the Divo is limited to only 40 units, and all of them have been spoken for.