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The French hypercar maker’s latest arrival leaves the straight-line stu to the Chiron
Among the most prominent features of the Divo’s unique body are an enlarged spoiler and more aggressively profiled diffuser out back, enlarged front splitter and air dams and vents to channel cooling air to the brakes. They’re all hewn from lightweight, compos- ite materials, too. But at the heart of the new face sits the marque’s most traditional signature: the horseshoe grille.
While the Divo’s aerodynamic bodywork affords it aesthetic distance from the Chiron, the W16 engine that beats within that shapely shell is borrowed directly from its stablemate.
SPEED IS SECONDARY
You may have noticed below that the final figure, the top speed, is markedly less than the Chiron’s 420 km/h. That’s because Bugatti isn’t targeting the sound barrier with the Divo but rather focusing on agility. In addition to trimming excess weight and improving aerodynamics, Bugatti has also increased the wheel camber, necessitating a reduction in top speed but providing the Divo with greater directional stability.