Bugatti Divo Getting Paint Protection Is A Must-See
With just 40 examples worldwide and a price tag of 5 million euros ($ 5.9 million at current exchange rates), it’s easy to see why an owner of a Bugatti Divo would invest in additional protection for the body of the hypercar. In this video, the detail specialists at Topaz Detailing take one and highlight the process of applying the film to protect against rock chips and scratches.
While we’re familiar with installing paint protection films from many other videos, the process for the Divo is particularly interesting. The car has a very complicated shape with many small body parts that require individual attention. Also, there aren’t many flat panels all over the body. This means that the people at Topaz Detailing have to pay special attention not only to installing the coating, but also getting all the air bubbles out.
Watching the process in this video makes you respect the talent of these installers. Anyone who’s tried installing decals on a miniature car (or even the real thing) knows that laying them down and being exactly in the right position can be a nerve-wracking process.
The Divo is thoroughly cleaned before handing it over to the customer. The paint protection film is invisible at this stage. This should mean that the owner can feel more secure when taking the rare Bugatti in the car.
As a reminder, the Divo shares the W16 engine of the Chiron. Engineers focused on aerodynamic changes to dramatically increase downforce. The team also manages to reduce the weight of the vehicle by 77 pounds (35 kilograms). The modifications allowed the hypercar to travel over Nardo’s test track eight seconds faster than the Chiron.