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In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire

The car is a modern version of the classic Jean Bugatti's Type 57 SC Atlantic, an industry icon coveted by classic-car aficionados and the most famous work by founder Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean, in the 1930s and 40s.

In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
Bugatti has created a jet black rocket it hails as the most expensive car of all time.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
“La Voiture Noire” is priced at $12.5 million.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
It wouldn’t look out of place as Star Wars villain Darth Vader’s preferred mode of transport.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
The car is a modern version of the classic Bugatti Type 57, designed by founder Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean, in the 1930s and 40s.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
This new version of the car, however, was designed as a one-off to celebrate the French brand's 110th anniversary.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
La Voiture Noire has an 8-litre engine that produces 1,479 horsepower (1,103 kW) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Nm) of torque from its 16 cylinders.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
The Bugatti Type 57 is so rare that only four cars were ever made between 1936 and 1938.
In pictures: Bugatti's $12.3 million supercar La Voiture Noire
Bugatti's La Voiture Noire, meaning "The Black Car"