Bugatti has unveiled its latest car featuring 3D printed parts at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in Monterey, California.
The French luxury car manufacturer will make more than one dream comes true with this €5 million Divo super sports car which features 3D printed fin tail light. Released in a very limited series – only 40 vehicles were fabricated -, the car is intended for an optimized driving on winding roads.
The manufacturer wanted to build a car with a different character from the Chiron, which, if you remember, features a 3D printed titanium brake caliper. So, the car, named after Albert Divo, a French Grand Prix racing driver, is 35 kg (77 lbs) lighter than the Chiron, has a higher lateral acceleration of 1.6 g and is 90 kg (198 lbs) more downforce than the Chiron.
“When I took up my position at Bugatti at the beginning of the year, I soon learnt that our customers and fans were waiting for a special vehicle which would tell a further story for the brand in addition to the Chiron,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Bugatti’s 3D printed fin tail lights
We just recalled the importance of lightweight construction in automotive and aerospace industries, this car perfectly demonstrates that this capability has been exploited in its manufacturing and progressive design. The rear grille of the vehicle shows 3D printed fins, 44 of them being illuminated by the brake lights. Moreover, the lights feature a gradient of two-tones to lay emphasis on the aerodynamic theme of the vehicle.
Furthermore, the Divo displays a new chassis designed for cornering dynamics. The chassis benefits from increased camber which limits the speed of the car to 380 km/h.
The Divo was showed to a small group of selected Chiron customers. All 40 cars were sold immediately – “this was fantastic confirmation for the Bugatti team which had put so much dedication and passion into the project.”
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