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Discover the Cover: May 2019 – Bugatti La Voiture Noire

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A modern interpretation of the Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic has been teased for quite some time and now the new one-off model is here, the Bugatti “La Voiture Noire.” Bugatti President Stephan Winkelman says that La Voiture Noire “is a coupé with the comfort of a luxury limousine and the power of a hyper sports car.”

Bugatti notes that every single component found on La Voiture Noire has been made by hand, an expected touch from the French automaker’s craftsmen. Its exterior is made of carbon fiber, with a deep black gloss covering its entirety until it is beautifully interrupted by the ultrafine fiber structure.

The car’s engine is the well-known quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that can be found in the Chiron. Pumping out of this engine is 1480 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of torque, an extraordinary amount for such an elegant car.

There may be plenty of power to be found in La Voiture Noire, but this one-off car is all about its beautiful styling. “We worked long and hard on this design until there was nothing that we could improve,” says Bugatti designer Etienne Salomé. “For us, the coupé represents the perfect form with a perfect finish.

Bugatti states that La Voiture Noire’s price is €11 million, which translates to roughly $12.46 million. For those who were thinking they may be able to purchase it, that is very unlikely as it has already been sold to a Bugatti enthusiast. What’s more, that price tag makes it the most expensive new car of all time.