Bugatti sold the world's most expensive new auto for $18.9 million

06 March, 2019, 21:49 | Author: Erin Carter
  • The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive new car in the world,there is only one of them and it has already sold

The one-off supercar, unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, is intended as a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti's famous Type 57 SC Atlantic. "It is a feast of aesthetics", says Stephan Winkelmann.

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. It sports a grille that is more aggressive than either the Veyron or the Chiron.

There's no such thing as a "cheap" new Bugatti. The amount spent by an unknown German on the new most-expensive vehicle ever built could buy over 500 Tesla Model 3s. It's also the pinnacle of performance for the internal combustion engine that graces the expo floor that is also celebrating the birth of electric hypercars.

At its debut Tuesday during the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland, Bugatti chief executive Stephan Winkelmann said the auto he deemed both "elegant and puristic" was inspired by an earlier model, the Bugatti Atlantic, of which only four were made. I believe that if you or I, some Poors, gazed inside La Voiture Noire our bodies would turn into jewel-encrusted statues with our mortal souls trapped inside, forever.

Yep that's six exhaust pipes across the back there
SuppliedYep that's six exhaust pipes across the back there

"Six tailpipes at the rear bear witness to its incredible power and are also a tribute to the 16 cylinders". A sky view glass panel will be offered as standard on the special edition, which includes two glass panels in the roof divided by a central spine. As seen from the images, one can see the characteristic C-line that flows around the window on the side panel as first seen on the Veyron.

The interior of the "110 ans Bugatti" features further French tricolours. It is here that Bugatti is planning its future and the celebrations of its 110th anniversary.

One of four Type 57 SC Atlantics built between 1936 and 1938, it was owned by Jean Bugatti, the son of designer Ettore.

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