Every Bugatti is special, but vehicles like the La Voiture Noire are on a completely different level. And its delivery, even if it’s not the actual one-off supercar but a pre-production model, is a special event, as a new video posted by TheTFJJ shows.
As mentioned before, the La Voiture Noire was limited to just a single example, but its superlatives don’t end there. Inspired by the Type 57 SC Atlantic of the 1930s, it features a completely custom carbon fiber bodywork and a familiar quad-turbo W16 engine, and its $18 million price tag earned it the title of the world’s most expensive new car until the $28 million Rolls-Royce Boat Tail came along.
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But before you get worried that such an expensive car will just be sitting outside a hotel in London, it’s worth noting that again, this La Voiture Noire is actually the pre-production display model used by Bugatti at shows. That being said, it’s still extremely valuable seeing as it’s still constructed from the same exotic materials; it just doesn’t have an engine.
Going back to the delivery video, it begins with the car arriving in a box truck. The truck’s tailgate then not only hydraulically lowers so the car can get out, but the floor inside of it also tilts to the angle of the ramp so the Bugatti doesn’t run into any clearance issues. It’s at this point that we get to see it up close for one of the first times somewhere other than a staged promotional setting, and you really get to appreciate all the fine details that went into its creation. After that, they then park the La Voiture Noire in a transparent box outside The Londoner Hotel, turning it into what is quite possibly the world’s most expensive Christmas decoration.
To watch the delivery process for yourself, you can check out the video below.