Unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti “La Voiture Noire” is a dream come true in the literal sense, and by that we mean you may never see or hear from it again. Presented as a premium one-off, the luxurious hyper sports car has already been sold for a whopping €11 million to an anonymous buyer, which comes out to about €16.7 million after taxes. That makes it the “the most expensive new car of all time,” according to the brand. It’s also an extraordinary sight to behold, to say the least.
Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann dubs the “La Voiture Noire” a “feast of aesthetics.” Presented within the elegant black gloss is a seamless integration of both the coupé’s components and its influences, resulting in a truly unified whole. Features include a sculptured carbon fibre body, a 16-cylinder engine, an extended front end, and the iconic Bugatti C-line. And while the “La Voiture Noire” was originally conceived as a reinterpretation of Jean Bugatti’s famous Type 57 SC Atlantic, it takes no shortage of design and performance cues from the legendary Bugatti Chiron.
“This is a coupé with the comfort of a luxury limousine and the power of a hyper sports car,” says Winkelmann. In other words, “La Voiture Noire” covers all its respective bases with lean elegance and absolute precision. Is this brilliant one-off worth the outrageous price tag? That’s a question only its anonymous buyer can answer.