Ever since Bugatti started selling Veyrons for over a million dollars back in 2005, the luxury sports car market has gone absolutely insane. While and quickly learned that they can sell a car for as much as they wish, even Lamborghini managed to pull off a stunt that involved a trio of re-bodied Aventadors called the Venenos, priced at a cool $4 million five years ago.
Even if you take the small players like , , or out of the picture, you're left with such tempting options such as the (limited to 150+25 units), the (limited to 300 units), and the 243+ miles per hour (106, all sold).
Meanwhile in the blue corner, at $3 million plus taxes, Bugatti's as well. To keeps things exciting, VW's crown jewel recently came up with a lighter, more handling-focused version called . CEO Stephan Winkelmann told me at the New York Auto Show that he was too late at the Molsheim gates to claim this tweaked model as his idea, but he's happy with the brand's new, more corner-happy direction. And the followup is already here: the new Bugatti Divo.
Named after Albert Divo, the French racing driver who won the Targa Florio for Bugatti twice in the 1920s, Bugatti's second model will be a lighter, higher downforce handling champion, limited to forty units, each priced at $5.85 million, plus taxes.
And you don't even have to wait for it that much longer, since Bugatti will present the Divo on the 24th of August at “The Quail– A Motorsports Gathering“ in California.