La Voiture Noire, Bugatti's unique car, $ 18.7 million, will make its public debut in the US after it has been sold to an anonymous male buyer.
The supercar appears on Sunday at the Concours D & Elegance in Monterey, California, an ultra-exclusive auto show on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, tickets starting at $ 450.
La Voiture Noire, which translates to & # 39; The Black Car & # 39 ;, debuted earlier in Europe at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.
Rumors are circulating about the mysterious buyer of the car after it was sold to a secret buyer based on just a sketch.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire can be seen at the Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille in Chantilly, France in June. The hypercar makes its public debut in the US on Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours D & # 39; Elegance
A secret buyer agreed to buy the car for $ 18.7 million after seeing no more than a Bugatti sketch
Attendees stand next to La Voiture Noire ultra luxury car during the 2019 Elegance Villa D & # 39; Este show in Cernobbio, Italy in May. Tickets to see the car on Pebble Beach on Sundays start at $ 450
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to deny that he was the buyer, after a Spanish outlet had reported that he had bought the hypercar.
& # 39; The story is not true. He didn't buy it, & # 39; Ronaldo & # 39; s spokesperson said TMZ in May.
Other names presented as potential buyers for the car include boxer Floyd Mayweather, who owns a huge fleet of luxury vehicles, including several Bugatti & # 39; s.
However, keen observers note that Mayweather has never been shy to show off his wealth, and speculate that it is unlikely that he will keep the purchase secret.
There are also reports that the supercar is on its way to Ferdinand Piech, the former president of the Volkswagen Group, who owns Bugatti.
Bugatti said the company approached a single buyer with concept sketches of the vehicle, and the customer agreed to purchase it locally.
The six exhaust pipes on La Voiture Noire were, according to Bugatti, a detail that the wife of the buyer represented
& # 39; Once a customer makes a public claim, we can refer to it, but other than that we will respect the anonymity of a customer and he will decide if he wants to remain anonymous, & # 39; said Bugatti spokesman Tim Bravo. CNBC.
The only clue the car manufacturer offered is that the buyer is married and notes that his wife has suggested the car's six exhaust pipes.
The buyer has complete freedom to adjust the interior of the car, Bravo said. The car appeared in Geneva with darkened windows to hide the interior, which is not yet complete.
The French luxury company built only one of the prototype supercar, a tribute to the 110th anniversary of the company's founding.
The La Voiture Noire is a modern interpretation of the mythical and legendary Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, four of which were built between 1936 and 1938.
Three of the coveted classic cars are registered, while the fourth, which was lost in World War II, would be valued at much more than $ 100 million as found today.
The one-off La Voiture Noire (right) is shown next to the vehicle on which it was based, the Type 57 SC Atlantic (left)
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire was first seen in public at the Geneva International Motor Show in March
The car has only appeared with darkened windows to hide the interior, which is still being finalized with the buyer
The La Voiture Noire is a real rocket ship, powered by a 8.0-liter W16 engine with turbocharger that can run at up to 260 km / h.
However, the car is not yet complete and is not expected to be ready for the street until 2021.
Although the car is thought to be the most expensive new car ever sold, there are probably even more expensive classic cars at Pebble Beach on Sundays.
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold during last year's Pebble Beach car week for a record of $ 48.4 million.
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