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$18.9 Million Bugatti “La Voiture Noire” Is the Most Expensive New Car Ever Sold

A carbon-fiber one-off built for one valued customer, this 1479-hp machine pays tribute to the 110th anniversary of Bugatti with nods to the Type 57

 Just unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, La Voiture Noire is a carbon-fiber special edition chock full of references to Bugatti history. Check out the C-line bodyside character feature—a Bugatti tradition since the original Veyron—and the six tailpipes, a nod to the Type 57.

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 Like all modern Bugatti’s, La Voiture Noire (French for “the black car“) is powered by a quad-turbo W-16 engine. In this guise, the monster motor kicks out 1479 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque.

 Rumor has it that the unnamed buyer of this extreme machine is none other than former Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech, the man who brought Bugatti into the VW Group back in 1998 and who championed the super-luxury brand’s W-16 engine.

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