With a selling price tag of around $6 million and a very limited number, seeing a Bugatti Divo on public roads and alleys is like seeing a yeti or a unicorn.
It’s mainly more on the pull strip where things can go wrong. But this example from Dubai begs to be different, courtesy of Brooks of DragTimes. The YouTuber’s latest post features a drag strip experience at Yas Marina, with several supercars and exotics spotted at the event. One of the special guests was the Bugatti Divo – one of 40 units ever made by the French automaker.
Beyond the very limited number and exorbitant price tag, the greatness of the Bugatti Divo lies in its performance figures. It can pull more lateral Gs and generate more downforce than the Chiron, the car it’s based on. According to Bugatti, the Divo is eight seconds faster than the Chiron around the Nard test track.
The Divo adopts the Chiron power unit, a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1,479 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Newton-meters) of torque. It can accelerate from rest to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 2.4 seconds, outperforming the Chiron by 0.1 seconds.
On the drag strip, Divo can easily outperform any fight. The Porsche 911 Turbo S pales in comparison to the French hypercar in the video above, which should be a big deal considering how fast the new 911 Turbo S is.
But can the Divo match the performance of the Tesla Model S Plaid? As we all know, the updated super EV has outperformed hypercars in straight-line contests. Is it the same for Divo? Rolling start drag race on top should settle the score.