While we previously reported on Bugatti's 110th anniversary Chiron Sport, the company made a splash at the Geneva Motor Show by announcing a one-off vehicle dubbed the "La Voiture Noire." Based off Jean Bugatti's Type 57 SC Atlantic, this masterpiece is very much the historical car reincarnated in the 21st century.
Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann said, "With La Voiture Noire, we are paying homage to our heritage and bringing speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics forward to a new era." Designer Etienne Salomé said, "Every single component has been handcrafted and the carbon fiber body has a deep black gloss only interrupted by the ultrafine fiber structure. This is a material that has been handled perfectly. We worked long and hard on this design until there was nothing that we could improve. For us, the coupé represents the perfect form with a perfect finish."
A 16-cylinder engine with an 8-liter displacement produces 1,479 hp and 1,180 ft-lb of torque. With so much power, six tailpipes are required at the rear. The car has already been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast for €11 million before tax, that's about $12.5 million USD, making it the most expensive production car of all-time.
To learn more about the car, visit bugatti.com.