For years Bugatti announced a huge device called “The Black Car” (the black car), of which it will only produce one unit (what is called a “one off”) and which will have a price tag: 11 million euros. Now that creation finally took to the race track to finish measuring its performance.
The Black Car is a homenaje al Type 57 SC Atlantic, a relic of the French house of which only four units were produced between 1936 and 1938. The only copy of this beast that will be manufactured already has an owner and although the identity of the buyer is unknown, it is speculated that it could be Cristiano Ronaldo , a lover of the brand’s cars.
This modern reinterpretation of the Type 57 SC Atlantic features handcrafted components. Bugatti says its construction has a “perfect” finish thanks to its monobloc structure that includes materials such as carbon fiber.
For the mechanics, Bugatti resorted to a well-known formula. It is powered by the famous W16 block (It is a double V8) with 8 liters of displacement, 1,500 horsepower and 1,600 Nm of maximum torque.
“It is a car that has gone from being a vision to a reality, a unique project that embodies all the creativity and art of Bugatti”, defined Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti.
This car shares many elements with it Chiron, the successor to the Veyron and the only model currently manufactured by Bugatti.
The photos that you can see in this note are of the car almost ready to hit the streets. Although it is designed for a circuit or for long straights where it can deploy all its power, La Voiture Noire will be approved for driving on the street.
During the tests on the circuit Bugatti engineers are checking that the modifications applied live up to the performance that this car promises. For example, the modification of the wheelbase and the tuning of the suspension.
The bodywork is completely made in carbon fiber and designed in such a way that each piece looks like the part of a single unique piece.
The rear features a large spoiler and six brutal exhaust outlets. The brand has not yet revealed figures or performance data, but when it is on the street it will be one of the fastest series cars on the planet.