Known for speed, sleek design, and remarkable attention to detail, Bugatti is back. Today the automaker is back in the news with a look at the final edition of the La Voiture Noire. The vehicle made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The coachbuilt coupe took over 65,000 engineering hours to complete and was created over the course of two years.
The car underwent a barrage of testing before the band signed off on its final design. The vehicle was tested at high speeds on a test track and more. The car is powered by a quad-turbocharged, 1,479-horsepower 8.0-liter W16 engine, the same one used in the Chiron. However, the ride comes with entirely new carbon fiber exterior panels, a black glossy clear coat, and a longer wheelbase.
Bugatti used 3D printing technology to create the car’s front grille, which features headlights with 25 individually crafted elements. The six individual tailpipes are a nod to Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic, providing a unique and intimidating look.
Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti, stated: “With the completed La Voiture Noire, we are demonstrating once again that we develop the world’s most sophisticated hyper sports cars.” He added, “With its use of visible carbon fiber in jet black, the coupe’s breathtaking sculpture looks especially elegant. It’s a veritable grand tourer that went from being a vision to a reality – a unique project which stands for Bugatti’s full creativity and artistry.”
Interior photos haven’t been released just yet, but we’re sure to see those soon. The one-off coupe has already been sold to an anonymous collector. It sold for roughly $13.4 million USD before taxes.
Take a closer look at this incredible machine in the images and find out more from Bugatti right now. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the automotive world coming soon.
Photos via Bugatti