Bugatti’s ‘La Voiture Noire’ becomes world's most expensive car, priced at Rs 132 crore

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 March 2019, 10:36 PM
Bugatti’s ‘La Voiture Noire’ is the most expensive car in the world (Photo: Twitter)
Bugatti’s ‘La Voiture Noire’ is the most expensive car in the world (Photo: Twitter)

Translated as ‘The Black Car’ in French, Bugatti known for their design beauty just launched ‘La Voiture Noire’, the most expensive car in the world! The car priced at 16.7 million euros or Rs 131.33 is built of carbon fibre, and has already been sold to an anonymous enthusiast for a price of €11 million.

The car which was bought by a Bugatti aficionado for an eight-figure sum surpasses even surpasses the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which was sold in 2017 for approximately $12,800,000 (£9.8 million). While the final price hasn't been confirmed, Bugatti disclosed that the car was bought for €11 million (£9.5 million) before tax – estimated at €16.7 million (£14.4 million) including tax – making it "the most expensive new car of all time".

The black beast boasts a 16-cylinder engine housed inside a sculptural body crafted from carbon fibre, with an extended front and the signature Bugatti C-line that separates the driver and passenger seats.

The bumpers are smoothly integrated into the body and the windscreen seems to flow seamlessly into the windows at the sides in the manner of a visor on a helmet.

"Every single component has been handcrafted and the carbon fibre body has a deep black gloss only interrupted by the ultra-fine fibre structure. This is a material that has been handled perfectly," said designer Etienne Salomé.

"La Voiture Noire is a far more than a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti's Type 57 SC Atlantic," said Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann. "It is a feast of aesthetics."

Winkelmann also describes the supercar as a "coupé with the comfort of a luxury limousine and the power of a hyper sports car", and compares it to "the haute couture of exclusive Paris fashion designers."

‘La Voiture Noire’ was unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show, which is taking place at the Palexpo exhibition and trade centre in Le Grand-Saconnex until 17 March. 

First Published: Monday, March 11, 2019 11:42 AM
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