The Bugatti La Voiture Noire was always destined to be a one-off hypercar and Bugatti has now unveiled the final production version.
We first saw the Bugatti La Voiture Noire a couple of years ago at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and at that time it held the most expensive car status at an estimated price of $ 12.5 million or ₹ 87 crore ex-showroom, and about ₹ 132 crore on-road. Well! That title is now claimed by the new Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, but that doesn’t make the La Voiture Noire any less exclusive. It still makes the Chiron look affordable. It was always destined to be a one-off hypercar and Bugatti has now unveiled the final production version.
Now to give you a brief lesson in history, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire was commissioned to commemorate the brand’s 110th anniversary and the production car doesn’t look much different from the one we saw at the Geneva Motor Show. The La Voiture Noire pays homage to the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which was designed by Jean Bugatti, eldest son of founder Ettore. The 57 Atlantic had an iconic all-black variant, which went missing during the Second World War and the new La Voiture Noire takes after it with its all-black paintwork. Globally, there are just four examples of the 57 Atlantic available today.
Every component of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire has been handcrafted and its complete carbon fibre body has a deep gloss black finish. The rear almost floats over the exhausts with the ultra-wide taillights cover the width. Now there are few similarities with the Chiron, especially when it comes to mechanicals. The 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine develops 1479 bhp and 1600 Nm of peak torque and there are six exhaust pipes at the rear, which is a reference to the Atlantic’s five exhausts.