Bugatti could reveal the finished La Voiture Noire very soon
Well, they did say it would take them a couple of years to build it, so...
Bugatti first unveiled the spectacular La Voiture Noire at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show but the car they showcased at their stand was basically just a prototype shell with no interior and a small electric engine. Two years later, the French manufacturer (part of VW) is gearing up to deliver the finished product and they've been sharing posts on their Instagram to tease us.
They've shared 15 posts to compose a story and each caption is a chapter. The caption for the first picture they shared, for example, reads: "Day 374. Past? Future? It does not matter what year this is anymore. Have you ever wanted to find something so badly that you could do nothing but go and chase after it?".
As the story continues, the car approaches Paris and explains its connections with cars from the past. One caption reads: “Now that I’m headed where the Type 57 SC Atlantic was created, it appears clearer that coincidences are simply the unfolding of destiny.”
Built as a tribute to the iconic Type 57 SC Atlantic, the La Voiture Noire (French for 'Black Car') is made from carbon fibre and powered by the same 8-litre quad-turbocharged W16 found in the Chiron, producing 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.
Bugatti said they were only going to build one, already sold of course, with a €18.68m price tag (£16m / $22.5m). The car was reportedly sold during a private auction only accessible to well-known Bugatti customers. Some say Cristiano Ronaldo may have bought it and if that's true, I'm 100% certain we'll find out soon enough because he's definitely going to share it on his Instagram.