Bugatti uses Divergent’s Additive Manufacturing for chassis and suspension of new Tourbillon hypercar

June 21, 2024

Divergent Technologies is partnering with Bugatti to utilise the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) to design, engineer, additively manufacture, and assemble chassis and suspension components for the Bugatti Tourbillon (Courtesy Bugatti)
Divergent Technologies is partnering with Bugatti to utilise the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) to design, engineer, additively manufacture, and assemble chassis and suspension components for the Bugatti Tourbillon (Courtesy Bugatti)

Divergent Technologies, Inc, located in Torrance, California, USA, is partnering with Bugatti Automobiles SAS to utilise the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPS) to design, engineer, additively manufacture, and assemble chassis and suspension components for Bugatti’s upcoming hypercar, the Tourbillon.

Divergent’s digital, end-to-end approach to vehicle design and manufacturing were said to have enabled Bugatti to unlock more efficient geometries for the vehicle chassis, dramatically reducing the weight of the vehicle and improving performance.

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Divergent’s digital, end-to-end approach to vehicle design and manufacturing enabled Bugatti to unlock more efficient geometries for the vehicle chassis (Courtesy Divergent Technologies)
Divergent’s digital, end-to-end approach to vehicle design and manufacturing enabled Bugatti to unlock more efficient geometries for the vehicle chassis (Courtesy Divergent Technologies)

“We are pleased to provide structures for the Tourbillon that complement the aesthetic beauty that the world has come to expect from Bugatti,” said Lukas Czinger, president and Chief Operating Officer of Divergent. “Today’s announcement demonstrates Bugatti’s commitment to integrating next-generation technology into its performance vehicles.”

Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti Rimac stated, “We are excited to announce this partnership after working closely together for the past eighteenmonths. It is clear that Divergent is the industry leader in digital engineering and Additive Manufacturing. These optimised chassis components find their perfect home in our most advanced vehicle to date.”

The Tourbillon’s aerodynamic design was evolved around Bugatti’s horseshoe grille, Bugatti Line, central ridge and dual colour split, and is intended to optimise every surface for a car that can reach a top speed of 445 km/h.

Powered by an all-new naturally aspirated V16 engine and electric powertrain, the Tourbillon produces 1,800 hp, with 1,000 from the combustion engine itself and 800 hp from the electric motors – two electric motors in the front e-Axle and one electric motor mounted at the rear axle.

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