Bugatti is working on a new model called the Divo.

It’s named after Albert Divo, the French racing driver who won the famous Targa Florio race on a mountainous circuit in Sicily twice in the late 1920s for Bugatti.

Based on the requirements for such a race, the Bugatti Divo will be light and nimble and will boast enormous downforce and G-forces.

The result will be outstanding handling properties and the dynamic character of the car will be underlined by a new, strong design language.

“Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S, Stephan Winkelmann, said.

“With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world,” the Bugatti President continues.

“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.”

With the Divo, Bugatti is reviving its coachbuilding tradition.

In the first decades of its history, the French luxury brand had considerable success with bodies designed in-house under the leadership of Jean Bugatti and installed on existing chassis.

The Divo is being made in a limited series of only 40 vehicles.

The net price is €5 million. Bugatti plans to unveil the Divo as a world premiere on August 24 on the lawn at the renowned event “The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering“ in California, USA.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.