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.
Bugatti has created a jet black rocket it hails as the most expensive car of all time. “La Voiture Noire” is priced at $12.5 million. It wouldn’t look out of place as Star Wars villain Darth Vader’s preferred mode of transport. 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. This new version of the car, however, was designed as a one-off to celebrate the French brand's 110th anniversary. 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. The Bugatti Type 57 is so rare that only four cars were ever made between 1936 and 1938. Bugatti's La Voiture Noire, meaning "The Black Car"