A black Bugatti has become the most expensive new car ever sold after fetching almost £14.4 million.
La Voiture Noire – French for “The Black Car” – is a low-slung sports car with a huge 16-cylinder engine and Bugatti’s trademark front grille.
It sold for 16.7 million euro (£14.36 million).
The identity of the buyer has not been revealed, though the buzz surrounding the move will have burnished Bugatti’s image as a maker of luxury trophy cars.
Stephan Winkelmann, president of Volkswagen-owned Bugatti, said: “The true form of luxury is individuality.”