Bu­gatti Divo; BMW Z4; MercedesBenz EQ Sil­ver Ar­row con­cept; In­finiti Pro­to­type 10; Audi PB18 E-tron; SSC Tu­atara; Mercedes-benz A-class Sedan; Me­gabucks and merg­ers; New mod­els on the way; Mind your TTS and Qs; BMW 3 Se­ries

The French hy­per­car maker’s lat­est ar­rival leaves the straight-line stu to the Ch­i­ron

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TRA­DI­TIONAL DNA

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.

CH­I­RON’S HEART

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.

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