When Bugatti revealed the Divo in 2018, the automaker noted that it would only produce 40 cars. The starting price of €5 million is added to its exclusivity, so seeing it in public is rare. It’s even rarer to see someone navigating a path up a hill, but it happened during the Bernina Gran Turismo 2022 in Switzerland.
The bright yellow divo didn’t compete, so the drivers kept their distance from the limit, but they weren’t creeping up hills either. Drivers really push the car as they drive it down the track, with the powerful 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine putting out a great soundtrack that barks with every gearbox shift. The driver got on the gas pedal enough to squeak the tires and wiggle the rear off at least once, but it was a smooth ride to the finish line.
Bugatti designed the Divo to have a unique style that separates it from the Chiron. The car received a new front-end architecture that changed the face of the car, repositioning the headlights to a vertical orientation. The NACA roof air ducts help circulate air to the engine, while a new active rear spoiler keeps the car on the ground. The automaker increased the car’s downforce by 90 kilograms (198 pounds) with a thoughtful rearrangement.
The Divo is lighter than the Chiron by just 35 kg (77 pounds), but produces the same 1,500 horsepower (1,118 kilowatts). Another difference between the two Bugattis is their top speed, with the Divo limited to just 236 miles per hour (380 kilometers per hour). The Chiron can reach a limited speed of 261 mph (420 kph), but the company designed the Divo to perform better on the race track.
While there are only 40 Divos in the world, with the last leaving the Molsheim factory in July 2021, they have been seen in the wild before. One of the owners parked their Divo in London along with other expensive metal, so there’s a good chance you might catch it in public too.