Bugatti Divo is a $5.8 million hypercar made to corner

Bugatti Chiron Divo lined up as downforce-honed variant

When a corner comes along, this auto will whip it, whip it good.

Bugatti has confirmed that a track-focused vehicle based on its Chiron hypercar, named Divo, is on the way. Named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who won the Targa Florio twice for Bugatti, this limited-edition hypercar will prioritize the corners.

Details about the new model remain scarce for now, but the marque claims a focus of less weight and high downforce are the priority for the Divo, making this a Bugatti that, unlike the Chiron and the Veyron before it, will be less about the straights and more about the corners. "New, strong design language" suggests its look will be notably distinct from that of the regular Chiron.

The Divo will be fully revealed on 24 August at California's Quail motorsports meet, and you will need to be fully on board for the ride: just 40 are being built, and each one is €5m each.

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The Divo is expected to follow the Sport in getting no alterations to Bugatti's 1479bhp quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16, but lightweighting measures, downforce-boosting bodywork, upgraded suspension and other corner-friendly mechanical tweaks are confirmed.

"Happiness is not around the corner".

With the Divo, Bugatti is reviving its coachbuilding tradition. From 1931 to the 1932 season, Divo drove for Ettore Bugatti in the AIACR European Championship, racking up 12 and 17 points, respectively.

Described as being "made for corners" by Bugatti President, Stephan Winkelmann, the Chiron Divo wants "to thrill people throughout the world" with its "nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way".

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