Bugatti La Voiture Noire – The Most Expensive Car Ever
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive car ever to be built and was launched at the Geneva Auto Show. It was built to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary.
Overtaking the Rolls-Royce Sweptail (around £8m-£9m), this car was sold to a buyer for at least $11m (£9.5m) before tax. The purchaser was named as ‘an enthusiast of the brand’.
Stephan Winkelmann, Bugatti President, said the car combined “extraordinary technology, aesthetics and extreme luxury”.
Never being fitted to a car before, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire has a 1,500 horsepower 16-cylinder engine, 6 exhaust pipes and a jet-black carbon fibre body. However, Bugatti has not said how fast the car goes.
Etienne Salome, Bugatti Designer, said all components of the car have been hand crafted.
This car was described at a homage to the Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, of which only 4 were made between 1936 and 1938. The last Atlantic produced was designed by the fashion designer Ralph Lauren.
Head over to the Bugatti website for more information.