Its design is a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti's Type 57 SC Atlantic and features uninterrupted lines and curves across the body giving it a sleek and exquisite overall look.
The La Voiture Noire isn't destined to sit in Bugatti's collection. It's called La Voiture Noire, and Bugatti says it's the most expensive new vehicle of all time, costing its owner $18.9 million including taxes (or $12.5 million before them).
Luxury automaker Bugatti had barely unveiled its new sports auto when the vehicle was purchased by a mystery buyer for an unprecedented €16.7 million ($19 million).
Even if you know nothing about cars, it sounds pretty impressive.
While there's no mention of Mr Piech in Bugatti's statement, describing the new owner only as an "enthusiast" for the brand. There is - intended or not - a hint of Darth Vader providing some inspiration: "The windscreen seems to flow seamlessly into the windows at the sides like the visor on a helmet", Bugatti said. We worked long and hard on this design until was nothing that we could improve.
Yep, that's six exhaust pipes across the back there.
Called the La Voiture Noire, French for "The Black Car", the one-off creation is based on the platform of the Chiron and honors a particular Type 57SC Atlantic, the one that Jean Bugatti drove and that went missing around the onset of Would War II. For us, the coupe represents the ideal form with a flawless finish.'It's certainly dramatic. "It is a feast of aesthetics", says Stephan Winkelmann. Customers expect us to continually surprise them and to raise the goalposts beyond the limits of their imagination. The original "La Voiture Noire" is shrouded in mystery and lore.