The world’s most expensive car – the La Voiture Noire – was revealed this morning by Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann during an exclusive Middle East premiere held at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, Dubai.

Bugatti, the French luxury automotive brand, has already sold the $18.8m one of one hypercar to a mystery buyer (full disclosure: it isn’t us…) but it has gone to someone that Tim Bravo, Bugatti’s Head of Communications says is “a Bugatti enthusiast.” And, with that hefty price tag he or she must have very deep pockets.

Built to mark the storied brand's 110th anniversary this year and paying homage to the Type 57SC Atlantic of the Thirties, the La Voiture Noire combines “the comfort of a luxury limousine and the power of a hyper sportscar,” and is hand-built featuring a carbon fibre body – but it isn’t actually finished yet! The Bugatti’s interior is yet to be completed (which explains the blacked-out windows!) and it doesn’t have a drivetrain either (it’s moved around via a temporary electric motor) but the fact it has six tailpipes means it’ll eventually be blessed with a massive motor, most likely an 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 making 1,500 horsepower and 1,600Nm of torque. In other words – face melting power.

Bravo added, “it will be delivered only in two to two and a half years.” So, this is just a rolling display shell but it doesn’t look half bad up close and personal! Check out our gallery of this black beauty!


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