The Bugatti Chiron offers immense acceleration and speed, but for the limited edition €5m (US$5.85m) Divo variant, greater emphasis has been placed on agility, nimbleness and handling performance. The dynamics team has modified the suspension and chassis settings with work such as increasing wheel camber, while the aerodynamics team has undertaken intensive fine-tuning work. The result? Compared to the Chiron, Divo is 35kg (77 lbs) lighter, with 90kg (198 lbs) more downforce, and lateral acceleration of 1.6g (vs 1.5g for the Chiron) – and it is eight seconds faster around Nardo’s handling circuit
Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.