‘World’s Most Expensive New Car’ From Bugatti Wins Prestigious Design Award
The $18 million “La Voiture Noire” supercar just nabbed a historic prize.
Bugatti’s ultra-expensive concept hypercar won big at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
The $18 million Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which took the the title of the world’s most expensive new car when it was unveiled earlier this year at Geneva, earned the annual Italian automotive festival’s Design Award in the esteemed Concept Cars and Prototypes class, Airows reports.
La Voiture Noire—French for “The Black Car”—is a one-off model built to commemorate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary.
Powered by the Chiron’s totally ludicrous 1,500-horsepower W16 engine, it’s capable of hitting a savagely fast top speed of 260 mph.
An integrated, “all-of-a-piece” design was inspired by the Bugatti 1936 Type 57 SC Atlantic.
The legendary classic automobile was created by company founder Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean. There are only two known surviving examples, one of which is owned by Ralph Lauren.
Now the La Voiture Noire’s mysterious multimillionaire owner has yet another reason to be proud of his (or her!) ultra-exclusive ride.