The French luxury brand Bugatti is known for making super expensive cars. With every new introduction, the company sets the bar higher. Now its one-off hyper sports car La Voiture Noire has sold for 16.7 million euros or Rs 131.33 crore (the amount includes the price of the car along with the taxes), making it the most expensive new car of all time. The company has not revealed the identity of the buyer yet.
La Voiture Noire is powered by a 16-cylinder engine with a displacement of 8 litres that develops 1,500 PS of power and 1,600 Nm of torque. There are six tailpipes at the rear.
“This is not only an engine but the heart of the vehicle and a technical masterpiece. There is no other car in the world with such an engine. It is not only extremely powerful but also beautiful to look at,” Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann said.
With its extended front end and the distinctive Bugatti C-line, La Voiture Noire creates an elongated impression. The bumpers are smoothly integrated into the body and the windscreen seems to flow seamlessly into the windows at the sides.
Like the main headlights, the tail lights have also been specially made and fitted by hand.
“Every single component has been handcrafted and the carbon fibre body has a deep black gloss only interrupted by the ultrafine fibre structure. This is a material that has been handled perfectly,” Bugatti designer Etienne Salomé said.
La Voiture Noire is a reminiscence of Type 57 SC Atlantic. Built by Jean Bugatti, Type 57 SC Atlantic is one of the most valuable classic cars in the world. Only four Atlantics were made between 1936 and 1938, each of them with detailed differences created individually for a customer. Three of these extraordinary coupés are still in existence.