The La Voiture Noire is an extremely expensive, as-of-yet non-existent vehicle, whose future model was recently purchased. The character of the purchaser hasn't been officially uncovered, though the Daily Mail refers to a report from the Spanish site Marca.com, claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo is the car's new owner.

Marca.com's claim is minimal, offering nothing more than a couple of sentences with nary a trace of where this information originates from. Bugatti is mum regarding the matter, and Ronaldo's web-based records are without any Bugatti-related content. In other words, think about this information while considering other factors.

We feature it here because, honestly, even rumors about who may have owned the world's most costly new car are intriguing to the masses. That holds particularly true when the car being referred to is so shamelessly staggering and ground-breaking. The La Voiture Noire's carbon fiber body is carefully assembled and freely takes after what we see on the Chiron-based Divo. Underneath the skin is also a familiar Chiron product, the quad-turbo W16 engine, which sends upwards of 1,500 horsepower (1,119 kilowatts) to every one of the four wheels.

However, the car Bugatti revealed in Geneva was only a concept vehicle that had no power-train. Similarly, it had no interior, and Bugatti explained that it had just been being developed for a half-year. The first street form isn't expected to be finished for more than two years, so if Ronaldo is the mystery buyer of this ride, he'll need to do with a Chiron, like the remainder of the ultra-rich.

The Story

Car manufacturer Bugatti has assembled an erratic super-car from carbon fiber, which has just been offered to an unknown aficionado at €11 million. Launched at the this year's Geneva Motor Show, La Voiture Noire (French for "the dark car) was offered to an anonymous Bugatti enthusiast for an eight-figure sum.

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While the listed cost hasn't been affirmed, Bugatti unveiled that the car was purchased for €11 million (£9.5 million), preceding tax. Evaluated at €16.7 million (£14.4 million) including tax, this car is considered to be "the most costly new car ever".

At this price, La Voiture Noire out-performs the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which was offered to a private customer in 2017 for roughly $12,800,000 (£9.8 million), including tax.

The super-car flaunts a 16-cylinder engine housed inside a sculptural body created from carbon fiber, with an all-inclusive front and the mark Bugatti C-line that isolates the driver and passenger seats.

The guards are easily coordinated into the body, and the windscreen appears to stream consistently into the windows along the edges, similar to a visor on a protective cap.

"Every segment has been high quality and the carbon fiber body has a profound dark shine, just hindered by the ultra-fine fiber structure. This is a material that has been taken care of superbly," said fashioner Etienne Salomé.