Although the most expensive car in the world was introduced in 2019, the carmaker has still not completed its development, over which it has already spent an incredible amount of time.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire, currently the most expensive new car in the world, was introduced to the world during the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. As the carmaker informed at the time, it was custom production for an as yet undisclosed owner, inspired by the lost Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Jean. Bugatti.
We have not learned any specific information since the premiere of the car, except perhaps with the exception that the development of the production piece will take a longer time. Some speculations then began to dismantle the future owner, who is said to be Christiano Ronaldo. And according to other speculations, he paid about 420 million crowns for the car.
Now, however, the carmaker from Molsheim has added other interesting information to the most expensive car in the world. According to a contribution on social networks, the technicians have already spent about 65,000 development hours with La Voiture Noire. If we transferred it, it would be 2,708 days and 8,125 days, respectively, with the classic eight-hour working time. Thus, at least 7.4 years and 22.3 years, respectively, with standard working hours of one person.
“65,000 development hours have been invested in the production of La Voiture Noire, the most unique custom car ever built,” the carmaker said in a Twitter post, adding a few images from circuit testing.
So it’s unbelievable how much time has been invested in the development of a single car – designed for a single customer. The customer’s name has still not been published, but according to available information, he has already transferred a payment of 11 million euros (approximately 280 million CZK) to the carmaker’s account. But without tax.
The unique carbon body of the La Voiture Noire model should be based on the Bugatti Chiron, with which the power unit should be shared. The unique machine will offer an 8.0-liter W16 engine, tuned to at least 1103 kW (approx. 1500 hp) with a torque of 1600 Nm.
Under the hood of Chiron, of course, it will be cheaper, but according to available information, the carmaker will only produce about 50 pieces of standard Chiron.