Molsheim, France - Just four days ahead of its official reveal, Bugatti has released a teaser image showing the silhouette of its new Divo hypercar - albeit hidden beneath a cover.

Although it will be built on the Chiron’s chassis, and share its 1103kW 16-cylinder engine, the Divo will sport a more radical exterior design, with elaborate aerodynamic measures lending it more downforce.

Bugatti also promises it’ll be lighter and ultimately quicker around corners.

“This one is quite a bit more beast,” head exterior designer Frank Heyl promises:

“The uncompromising interpretation of the Divo towards lateral dynamics has opened up a new set of possibilities for us, expressed in a more performance oriented design.”

Project leader Pierre Rommelfanger added that the coachbuilding approach to its design allowed designers and engineers to create a “radical new exterior” with several aerodynamic features.

Just how radical?

We’ll have to wait until Thursday, August 24 to find out.

Just 40 Bugatti Divos will ever be made, selling at 5 million euro (R82m) apiece.

The car is named after Albert Divo, who won the legendary Targa Florio mountain race in Sicily twice in the late 1920s.

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