Final testing of the Bugatti Divo is underway.

It’s been eight months since the extreme Bugatti Divo hypercar debuted at Pebble Beach. Since then, Bugatti has unveiled the one-off La Voiture Noire as the most expensive new car ever built, and speculation about the company’s upcoming second model is mounting.


Going back to the Divo, production is limited to only 40 examples. Despite its astronomical price tag of $5.8 million, Bugatti had no trouble selling every example to existing Bugatti customers. Just before deliveries start, Bugatti is subjecting the Divo to some extreme weather testing.


Photos posted on Bugatti’s Facebook page show development engineer Julia Lemke taking the Divo to extreme conditions in the Kalahari desert, driving at 155 mph for several hours in scorching temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s one way to make sure the intercoolers are working properly. The all-black prototype also looks different to the model shown last year, which sported a unique two-tone finish with matte “Titanium Liquid Silver” applied to the top and a contrasting “Divo Racing Blue” highlighting the air inlets and outlets on the front, sides and rear.