Bugatti has done it again. The one-off 1,500-hp Bugatti La Voiture Noire captivates on a level few automakers can match—not bad for the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, where we’ve seen multiple debuts of hypercars with at least 1,000 hp. Maybe it’s the price; the La Voiture Noire’s new owner will pay just under $19 million after taxes. Or it could be the car’s story. Built to mark Bugatti’s 110th anniversary, the striking car pays homage to the Type 57SC Atlantic, a car developed and driven by Jean Bugatti, and one that went missing before World War II.
Since the very first Veyron amazed enthusiasts years ago, modern Bugattis have pushed the limits of performance and design. So what did the internet have to say about the Bugatti La Voiture Noire? Read on.
— SW ???? (@MouretsuV) March 6, 2019
You read our minds, SW. The La Voiture Noire may be destined for a very lucky (and very rich) buyer’s garage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all have a piece of it, too. Or, at least, a model-car version of it.
The latest Bugatti’s styling polarized opinions on social media, with a couple Instagram commenters noting how comical the six-outlet exhaust setup looked. As we explained in our previous coverage of the La Voiture Noire, some Atlantics also had six pipes.
Then there’s Instagram’s stigegyptiancousin, who suggests that Grand Theft Auto Online should add this car to the game. But why limit appreciation of the Bugatti to a game? daltoonnnn on Instagram described the one-off as the “most expensive hot wheel I’ve seen.” Not all responses were as straightforward.
— D (@85pmart) March 5, 2019
Well, both cars are sleek. Some found the new Bugatti menacing:
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Twitter’s JWB28 might disagree with that.
Never be able to top the Veyron they said… Of course Bugatti proved everyone wrong. Lol!
— James (@JWB28) March 6, 2019
As Jonny Lieberman wrote about the Bugatti, “I might also add that for nearly $19 million I’d like a little more power than some bozo in a 1,500-hp Chiron.” And despite the slinky styling, Stefan Walter on Facebook said that he found there was too much Divo and not enough Atlantic in the design, adding that it would make a killer Batmobile.
Get a closer look at the new Bugatti, thanks to photos taken by Instagram’s gfarre:
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The closer you see La Voiture Noire, the better it looks. – Visto de cerca mejora mucho La Voiture Noire. – #allblack #black #blackisback #bugatti #bugattichiron #bugattidivo #bugattilavoiturenoire #bugattiveyron #carbon #carbonfiber #cardesigner #cardesign #chiron #divo #hypercar #iphonephoto #iphonephotography #iphonexr #lavoiturenoire #noire #schwarz #supercar #turbo #veyron #w16
In an industry with electrified powertrains rolling out on everything from affordable family sedans to some of the most powerful hypercars, Rodger Wilson on Facebook took issue with the 16-cylinder car’s non-hybrid powertrain:
“That is the most beautiful car I have ever seen, but why in the hell is it not electric?”
Perhaps our favorite reaction was from Walter T Harrington. Keep that dream alive, Walter:
“My credit score is 750, wonder what type of financing I could get?“
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Author: Zach Gale