Behold: The Most Expensive Car in History

Bugatti Voiture Noire £13m hyper-coupe is world's most expensive car

Bugatti Voiture Noire £13m hyper-coupe is world's most expensive car

The new vehicle has the same almost 1,500 horsepower 16-cylinder engine as the $3 million Bugatti Chiron on which it is based.

The Type 57 SC Atlantic was designed by Jean Bugatti, son of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti, at a time when the bodies for most high-end cars were created by separate body makers rather than by the automobile companies themselves. One of those cars became known as "La Voiture Noire" which means simply, the black vehicle. It's called La Voiture Noire, and Bugatti says it's the most expensive new auto of all time, costing its owner $18.9 million including taxes (or $12.5 million before them).

Bugatti CEO Stephen Winkelmann told Top Gear: "Customers expect us to continually surprise them and to move the goalposts beyond the limits of their imagination". In the 1990s, the company was rebranded as a producer of limited edition sports cars, some of which broke world speed records. We worked long and hard on this design until was nothing that we could improve.

It's certainly huge, the engine bay dominating much of the car's footprint when viewed from overhead.

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Today it is owned by German automaker Volkswagen, who purchased the Bugatti trademark in 1998.

If there's one brand that can pull off six exhaust tips without looking like overkill, it's definitely Bugatti. "For us, the coupé represents the flawless form with a ideal finish". How about "La Voiture Noire", a Chiron-based one-off built to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Bugatti brand-one that pays subtle tribute to the Type 57 Atlantic. "It is a feast of aesthetics", he added. Bugatti arouses passion and emotions throughout the world.

At 11 million Euro - that's $16.6 million, or US$12.45 million - before taxes, La Voiture Noire's closest rival is the bespoke Rolls-Royce Sweptail, rumoured to have cost about US$13 million, though that's not been confirmed.

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