When we talk about Bugatti and its long history, it is difficult not to mention the Targa Florio. The legendary Italian race was considered one of the most prestigious endurance events but also one of the most difficult and dangerous in the world. The first race of the Targa Florio took place in 1906.
And if the Targa Florio is so connected to the French car manufacturer, it is in particular because of the five legendary consecutive victories in the said endurance race. Bugatti first won in 1925 with the Type 35, while Albert Divo, yes yes, Divo, won the endurance race in a Type 35 in 1928 and the following year. It was the first and only time that an automaker had won the race five years in a row.
And once again, the Bugatti name resonates on the Targa Florio this year with this other historic event: a family reunion between the Divo and a Type 35. As mentioned, the bond between the two lies in their namesakes, the modern hypercar having received its name from Albert Divo who led the historic victory of the French brand.
This is the first time these two have met on the track and you can watch the event in the video embedded at the top of the article. Above all, it's a way for Bugatti to look back on its rich history – probably the best way to move forward towards a bright future.
The first Divo hypercars for customers were already unveiled last month, completing the first batch of customer deliveries. Bugatti said the rest of the 40 units will be delivered by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
Now, if you are looking to buy a Type 35, it is no easy task. The easiest way to own one will probably be fall back on children's toy. At € 30,000 anyway. Even almost double for the version which spins at 70 km / h.