The cars known for their elegant designing and for their speed, the exclusive Bugatti has unveiled a stunning, one-off, Chiron-based tribute to the famous Type 57 SC Atlantic at the Geneva Motor Show. La Voiture Noire, meaning "The Black Car," had already sold for an astounishing figure of US$12.3 million before the covers were ripped off, making it the most expensive new car of all time.The sleek, jet-black supercar is loaded with a 1,500-horsepower, eight-litre, 16-cylinder engine, encased within a carbon fibre body.
Making a bold entry being sold before been seen La Voiture Noire has an 8-liter engine that produces 1,479 horsepower (1,103 kW) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Nm) of torque from its 16 cylinders. This is the iconic W16 that has been at the heart of Bugatti in recent years, retuned for this special car. Adding to its unique bodywork and elegant black finish, the one-off La Voiture Noire has a slightly longer wheelbase than the Chiron. Suspension and other changes were also likely made, though not specified, with the focus on comfortable cruising rather than foot-down power delivery.Based on the Chiron, the La Voiture Noire would be a seven-speed automatic with a top speed of 420 kilometres per hour, and could go from 0 to 100kph in 2.4 seconds.
Being made as a marking of 110th anniversary of the company the car La Voiture Noire will be one of a kind vehicle that pays homage to the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic which is one of the most valuable and sought after cars in the world . There were only four made, three of which still exist in collections made from 1936 to 1938, with only two of those are totally original and the fashion icon Ralph Lauren is the owner of the last one built.
With its sale price of €11 million (€16.7 million when you include luxury taxes), La Voiture Noire is billed as the most expensive new car ever sold. Bugatti have not yet reveled the owner as they mentioned "an enthusiast of the brand". Bugatti is grabbing plenty of attention in Geneva this year marking to be one of a kind but, it's still a bit behind in the priciest vehicle ever. That record was set by a Ferrari 250 GTO which is believed to have been sold for somewhere in the order of $70-$80 million in May, 2018.Previously, the most expensive new car ever sold was a $13 million Rolls Royce Sweptail.