Lighter, sharper limited-edition car to feature 'distinctive new design'

Bugatti has officially confirmed the new, limited-run Divo, and will debut at the Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California, on August 24, US time.

Bugatti claims the Divo will be lighter and more agile than the Chiron, with more downforce for "greater g-forces" and "significantly better handling properties". Remember, the base car is no slouch...

The new car seems likely to have a new body wrapped around the Chiron's mechanical package, with the company stating it'll have a "new, strong design language" that is a "reminiscence of the brand’s coach-building tradition" – when the company fitted in-house designed bodies on existing chassis.

Only 40 Divo hypercars will be built, with pricing to start from €5 million ($7.9 million).

"Happiness is not around the corner. It is the corner. The Divo is made for corners,” Stephan Winkelmann, head of Bugatti, said in a statement that seems out of keeping with the straight-line focus of previous modern Bugattis.

“With the Divo, we want to thrill people throughout the world. With this project, the Bugatti team has an opportunity to interpret the brand DNA in terms of agile, nimble handling in a significantly more performance-oriented way.”

The Divo is named after Albert Divo, who won two Targa Florio races for Bugatti in the late 1920s.