Bugatti’s new hypercar is based on the existing Chiron model, but it took 65,000 labor hours to develop. The price tag is space.
La Voiture Noire was last talked about last December, right before Christmas. At that time, the stunning car was used as a festive decoration in Molsheim, the home of Bugatti. The French automaker has now turned our attention again with several images and an impressive detail of the development process for this model.
According to the developers, 65,000 hours were spent on the creation of La Voiture Noire. The model can be safely called a unique piece of automotive haute couture ever created.
65,000 working hours are just over 2,708 days, or 7.4 years. That is how much time the representatives of the brand spent on the whole project. And that makes the hypercar even more amazing considering that La Voiture Noire, which means Black Car in French. It is based on the Chiron.
Bugatti still does not reveal the identity of the owner, but whoever they are, they paid 11 million euros, excluding taxes, for the privilege of adding it to their collection. This makes the Chiron affordable by comparison. its price starts from almost $ 3 million. A total of 50 copies of the model will be sold.
Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, La Voiture Noire is a tribute to the Type 57 SC Atlantic. This model will appear in the year of the 110th anniversary of the Bugatti brand. It has a carbon fiber body and W16 firepower with a turbocharged 8.0-liter 4-cylinder developing 1,479 hp. and 1600 Nm of torque.
Read also that the Bugatti Chiron 4-005 test prototype has been taken out of service.