The French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, Bugatti has unveiled the world’s most expensive car called La Voiture Noire and the price is a whooping £14million
Then-German city of Molsheim, Alsac luxury car manufacturer Bugatti unveiled the most expensive car at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show.The arrival of Batmobile, as it has been nicknamed by the motoring press, had been teased on social media for weeks by Bugatti.
The car boasts six exhaust pipes, an eight-litre, W16 engine and a top speed of 261 mph.
The sleek, jet-black supercar is loaded with a 1,500-horsepower, eight-litre, 16-cylinder engine, encased within a carbon fibre body.Bugatti describes it as “the highest level of automotive haute couture one can reach” and company president Stephan Winkelmann said the car combined “extraordinary technology, aesthetics and extreme luxury”.
Mr Piëch, 81, a former chairman of Volkswagen,has already been purchased one, he may have got a discount on the price tag as Bugatti is one of VW’s luxury brands. La Voiture Noire takes its design cues from one of Bugatti’s classic models, the Type 57SC Atlantic.
Only four were made, between 1936 and 1938, and three survive. One is owned by Ralph Lauren, the American fashion designer. Other Geneva showstoppers included the latest McLaren and Aston Martin’s revival of the Lagonda brand as an electric supercar.
The most expensive car ever sold is thought to be the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO that won the Tour de France in 1964. It came in fourth overall the same year at Le Mans. It is a 174-mph road-legal race car and one of only 36 built between 1962 and 1964. David MacNeil, chief executive of the automotive accessory maker WeatherTech, purchased it for a reported £52 million or $70 million.
The French automaker says, is a modern interpretation of the legendary Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year