It costs €11 million. That’s £9.49 million, USD$12.27 million. Juventus star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo forked out all that money and he still can’t drive his new Bugatti La Voiture Noire for two years. Not that Ronaldo can’t drive—he should be able to, he already has one of the world’s most extensive and expensive car collections—but the new Noire is still a prototype and has a few details that need to be addressed.
Of course, once he does drive it, watch out.
The Noire is powered by a 16-cylinder, 8-litre engine. That’s right, 16 cylinders, and six exhaust pipes. The concept was created as a tribute to the 110th anniversary of Bugatti’s founding. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the concept pays homage to Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic. It is reported as being capable of 1,103kW/1,500 PS and 1,600 nm of torque and delivers it all to all four wheels.
If Ronaldo really is the new owner—Bugatti hasn’t confirmed the rumour yet—then the Noire will join the company of the other 19 cars that the football phenome owns, including other Bugattis, Bentleys, Ferraris, Porsches, Audis, Lamborghinis, and a Rolls-Royces.