"High-speed mode was not relevant for these cars because they had a much different focus.

Well, I seem to recall the Rolls-Royce Sweptail selling for $13 million a year or so ago. But this is the first time it's being displayed in the U.S.The Concours at Pebble Beach is the industry's most prestigious car show with automakers often using the six days in Monterey to debut their priciest new cars and concept vehicles.It also may be one of the few times La Voiture Noire isn't the most expensive car on the lot. Close. "It's not just a car anymore, it's really more like a piece of art in line with the highly exclusive fashion and luxury brands in France.

Speaking of big money, Bugatti is claiming that La Voiture Noire is, "the most expensive new car of all time."

Where the car does achieve a near-perfect homage to the Atlantic is the exhaust tips: Six large, round pipes sit all in a row at the top of the diffuser. One of the defining features of the classic Atlantics is the large central dorsal seam that runs the entire length of the car. Bugatti's 1,500-hp quad-turbo, 16-cylinder engine powers the La Voiture Noire. That's one more than was found in the Atlantic's row of tips, with the new number representing the engine's 16 cylinders.There are yet more details that separate La Voiture Noire from more plebeian Bugattis. Bravo said BugattiBugatti has been making one-of-a-kind and custom-made cars for its ultra-wealthy clients for more than 100 years. Bugatti La Voiture Noire As on the Chiron, the taillight is one giant LED strip that extends across the length of the rear, but on La Voiture Noire it follows the curvature of the rear end that is created by the rear haunches and deck. "These guys didn't have to spend hardly anything. Technologically advanced in terms of design and production and able to reach top speeds of 125 mph, the Atlantics were instant icons. However, with it being a one of one, the customer enjoys the freedom to create specific detailing with us," said Anscheidt.Some of those specifics include the car's six tailpipes, the same as the Type 57SC, a detail recommended by the buyer's wife.The buyer also had total design control over is the interior.Notably, the show car revealed in Geneva sported blacked out windows obscuring the interior.
Put simply, if the buyer is already known, there's no speculation for what demand for it might be. Before they ever had to fire up a metal production machine or hand-stitch the leather, they had a sale," said Brauer.Hans Wurl, a specialist at classic car auction company Gooding, called it a "shocker of a valuation." At the windshield's widow's peak, another spine emerges and flows back to the base of the engine cover at the car's tail. The most widely accepted theory-endorsed by Bugatti-is that it was moved to a safer part of France when the Germans invaded Alsace, although some say the car was given to one of those racing drivers in 1939 and shipped to Bordeaux in 1941 with a different chassis number affixed. Triangular perforations on the hood's twin scoops match the pattern on the engine cover, and it has very small slits hidden at both ends, echoing the vents at each end of the headlights. La Voiture Noire Reminiscence of an icon A pioneering spirit, passion for perfection and the desire to continually redefine its limits have been the key characteristics of BUGATTI since it …

The two-tone wheels have an almost organic look to them, and the car seems to use Unlike the track-oriented Divo, La Voiture Noire is completely focused on being a grand tourer. And not because it costs S18M, I mean this is one of THE most eloquently designed cars I’ve ever seen. The world's most expensive new car makes its North American debut this week at the world's premier luxury auto show, the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance, which kicks off Tuesday in Monterey, California.Bugatti debuted its one-of-a-kind $18.68 million La Voiture Noire, which translates to The Black Car, at the Geneva International Motor Show in March. "As ridiculous as it may sound to a normal person like you and me, La Voiture Noire is a very reasonably priced car," said Bravo.Bugatti has plans to roll out at least four more custom-built cars in the coming years, with another super car rumored to be somewhere between the Divo and La Voiture Noire expected to be revealed at this year's Pebble Beach Concours.Got a confidential news tip?