… It’s a Bugatti!
Shown at the Geneva International Motor Show, La Voiture Noice celebrates the 110th anniversary of the company. The model ’s one of a kind and it was inspired from Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic of the 1930s (of which only four were made; they were created by Ettore Bugatti’s eldest son; Ralph Lauren is the owner of the last one built).
According to the producers, “With its homage to the fourth, all-black Atlantic, missing since the Second World War, BUGATTI is bringing the speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics of an icon into a new era. But the customized creation of “La Voiture Noire” is far more than a modern interpretation of the ghost of the gran Turismo. “La Voiture Noire” is a tribute to BUGATTI’s own history, a manifesto of the BUGATTI aesthetic and a piece of automotive haute couture.”
“The Atlantic is one of the icons of BUGATTI’s rich history. At the time, this coupé was unique in its elegance, quality and performance, and it remains so today. A luxurious hyper sports car. For us, both an inspiration and obligation at the same time,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of BUGATTI.
The low-slung sports car with a huge 16-cylinder engine, eight-litre, with almost 1500 horsepower and Bugatti’s trademark front grille. The Bugatti website lists fuel consumption as 35.2 liters per 100 kilometers in urban areas. It has many of the same internals as the Bugatti Chiron and Divo and it was sold for almost $19 million. The owner wanted his identity to remain a secret, but we know that he is a fan of this brand.
The most expensive car ever sold is said to be a Tour de France-winning 1963 Ferrari 250 GT. It was purchased in June by David MacNeil, chief executive of the automotive accessory maker WeatherTech, for a reported $70 million.