2020 Bugatti Divo. The Divo is a more exotic and exclusive version of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar, an aerodynamic study. Its name pays tribute to French racing driver Albert Divo, who won the prestigious Targa Florio endurance race twice in the 1920s at the wheel of a Bugatti. True to form, the French automaker has capped production: It will build just 40 examples of the Divo, all of which have been talked about. Compared to the Chiron, Divo’s key enhancements include improved suspension, additional weight savings, and all sorts of aerodynamic magic. Although both bugatti models look outrageous, it’s not hard to tell them apart: if it has a dorsal fin, a carved hood, and cheese grater taillights under a huge wing, you’re looking at the Divo.
A new model in the lineup, the 2020 Bugatti Divo went into production earlier this year. We were hoping that the first examples would reach customers sometime in 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic may slow things down.
> Base: $ 5.8 million
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
It’s hard to highlight the Divo’s whimsical exterior, but its astonishing interior comes close. The cab’s symmetrical design incorporates an asymmetric color scheme, where the driver’s side is highlighted in Divo Racing Blue and the passenger’s side is black. The seats offer tremendous lateral support, or so we are told, and the steering wheel comes partially wrapped in faux suede with two large shift levers on each side. In an effort to save weight, Bugatti kept soundproofing materials and storage compartments to a minimum.
Infotainment and connectivity
Rather than high-tech driver assistance features and a contemporary infotainment system with LED displays, Bugatti prioritizes weight savings and technologically advanced aerodynamic bits. The car comes with an Accuton sound system, but owners may choose to remove it to marginally improve the Divo’s power-to-weight ratio.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
In the middle of this all-wheel drive hypercar sits an 8.0-liter W-16 engine with four turbochargers (!) Helping the Divo develop power of just 1,500 horsepower. (The Koenigsegg Jesko and Lotus Evija beat it, with peaks of 1600 and 1972 horsepower, respectively.) Backed by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, this one-engine beast comes courtesy of the Chiron. Bugatti claims that the Divo will accelerate to 62 mph in just 2.4 seconds and that it can hold its way through a corner with a surprising 1.6 g of grip. Although we doubt that we have the privilege of riding a Divo, we have driven the Chiron and can only take on his fiendish alter ego, who weighs 77 pounds less and tries harder to handle the airflow around him, outshines him on the track.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
We do not expect the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to perform any type of crash test on Divo. When it comes to driver assistance features, the Divo has a start button and that’s it. The main safety features include: Anti-lock braking system. Front and knee airbags. Stability control.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Bugatti offers Divo owners a four-year warranty, as well as four years of included maintenance. The limited warranty covers 4 years. The powertrain warranty covers 4 years. Free scheduled maintenance for 4 years.