Volkswagen is making a $5.86M hypercar

A Bugatti Chiron on display at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2016.

What do you do when making one of the world’s most expensive cars isn’t enough? You double down.

Bugatti, maker of the $2.8 million Chiron, has announced that it is building an ultra-exclusive new model at more than twice the price of its current flagship.

The radical Bugatti Divo hypercar will cost $5.86 million.

Bugatti, an Italian brand that is over 100 years old, is owned and operated by Volkswagen.

However, even if you can afford the historically high price tag, further exclusivity is guaranteed. Bugatti will build only 40 examples, placing the Divo in the realm of the rarest new cars on the planet.

The Chiron and Divo will share underpinnings but their characters will differ.

Bugatti teased the release of the Divo by revealing an image of leather and fabric samples from the new car.
Bugatti teased the release of the Divo by revealing an image of leather and fabric samples from the new car.Bugatti

The Chiron was the world’s fastest car when it launched — it has since been usurped by the Koenigsegg Agera RS — with a 0-60 miles per hour time of 2.4 seconds and a top speed in excess of 261 mph.

The new Divo will be more agile with an increased focus on driving dynamics. “Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” says Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann.

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

Both are powered by an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine but the Divo will feature a lightweight body and additional aerodynamics.

The Divo’s focus on downforce will likely make it slower than the Chiron.

Bugatti will officially reveal the Divo on Aug. 24 in California.

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