What’s got 16 cylinders, four turbochargers, 1,500 hp, 1,180 lb-ft of torque, and an $18,905,235 price tag? That guy, aka the one of one Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Too rich for your blood? Well, don’t sweat it as the car’s already been sold to a “Bugatti enthusiast” who is “fascinated” by the Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe.
Previously, we reported that this one-off creation cost the owner $12,500,000, but the mystery buyer actually ended up paying almost $19,000,000 after taxes. La Voiture Noire was built to celebrate Bugatti’s 110-year anniversary, as well as in an homage to the second of the four Type 57SCs—the original “la Voiture Noire,” which literally translates to “the black car”—driven by Jean Bugatti himself as well as some of his grand prix driver buddies. That car was hidden by Bugatti before World War II and has not been seen since. Should that OG black beauty ever emerge it would be worth about $100,000,000! Speaking of big money, Bugatti is claiming that La Voiture Noire is, “the most expensive new car of all time.” Well, I seem to recall the Rolls-Royce Sweptail selling for $13,000,000 a year or so ago. And those three Bugatti Zonda Barchetta’s were about $17,000,000 apiece. So yeah, close enough to $19,000,000 makes The Black Car the price champ. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.