A Warranted Accolade
Ducati’s iconic and wildly expensive La Voiture Noire appeared on exhibit at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy. While there, the car was awarded the Design Award. The car was designed to honor the company’s long history in making some of the finest cars out there. It was also a way to pay homage to the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, which is one of the company’s most iconic models.
Based on the same chassis the underpins the Chiron, the La Voiture Noire is a one-off car unlike any other. The exterior feature full carbon-fiber bodywork. Every piece of bodywork is custom to set the La Voiture Noire apart from any other car on earth. The powertrain is Bugatti’s venerable quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 powertrain. That engine is used in other Bugatti models as well and its power output is unchanged at 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.
The car on display is actually a prototype. Bugatti will build the final version of it yet. According to Carscoops, the vehicle will take two years to completely finish. Then it will deliver the car to the buyer, who is unknown. Whoever purchased this car must have deep pockets, though. It’s said to cost $18.9 million with taxes included. That’s a large sum of money for a single car, even a special one-off.