Despite the introduction of the most expensive car in the world in 2019, the automaker has not yet completed its development, which has already spent an incredibly long time.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire, the most expensive new car in the world currently, was introduced to the world during the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. As the automaker reported at the time, it was a production intended for a hitherto undisclosed owner, inspired by the lost Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Jean Bugatti.
We haven’t learned any specific information since the car’s premiere, except perhaps except that development of the production piece will take longer. Then some speculation began to dismantle the future owner, who was said to be Cristiano Ronaldo. According to other speculation, he paid about 420 million crowns for the car.
Now, however, the car maker from Molsheim has added other interesting information to the world’s most expensive car. According to a contribution on social networks, technicians have already spent around 65,000 hours developing with La Voiture Noire. If we convert it, it would be 2.708 days and 8125 days, respectively, with the classic working time of eight hours. Hence, 7.4 years and 22.3 years at least, with standard working hours for one person.
“65,000 hours of development have been invested in the production of the La Voiture Noire, the most exclusive custom car ever,” the automaker said in a tweet on Twitter, adding some pictures from the department’s tests.
So it’s incredible how much time has been invested developing one car – built for one customer. The name of the customer has not yet been published, but according to available information, he has already transferred an amount of 11 million euros (about 280 million CZK) to the carmaker’s account. But without tax.
The La Voiture Noire’s unique carbon body should be based on the Bugatti Chiron, with which the power unit must be shared. The unique machine will provide an 8.0-liter W16 engine, tuned to a minimum of 1103 kW (about 1,500 hp) with a torque of 1,600 Nm.
Under the hood of the Chiron, of course, it will be cheaper, but according to available information, the automaker will only produce about 50 of the standard Chiron.