“La Voiture Noire” – more than a reinterpretation
Geneva Motor Show: The sale of the brand new Bugatti “La Voiture Noire” hybrid model, is a feat like no other, as far as the retail market is concerned. The individual who purchased the performance vehicle will have to wait 2.5 years before he’ll have it delivered to him in-person. 16-cylinder engine, 1,500 horsepower behemoth is not only a marvel of modern engineering but also a fitting continuation to one of the most prestigious brands the automotive world has ever come to witness. The La Voiture Noire has six exhausts and a massive new air diffuser.
The latest Bugatti sold on the open market is the elusive “La Voiture Noire” model, bought for a staggering $18.9 million, making it the most expensive “brand new” car ever sold. The distinction of the highest sales point ever recorded goes to David MacNeil, a tech maven who bought a mint 1963 Ferrari 250 GT for a cool $70 million, his purchases counting as a third party acquisition.
The unnamed owner of the most expensive Bugatti ever will be receiving the finished example almost two and a half years later, during which Bugatti will be working not only on building the car but also on homologating it as well to make it road legal. The La Voiture Noire then, is as rare as they get, nothing short of a piece of art. This one though will be functional.