At an exclusive automotive event “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering“ in Monterey, California, Bugatti finally presented its latest model as a world premiere – The Divo hypercar. The car is named after Albert Divo, a French racing driver who was a two-time winner of the famous Targa Florio race on the mountainous roads of Sicily with Bugatti in the late 1920s.
The aerodynamic properties of the Divo were improved by a considerable amount and an optimized “air curtain” makes for better air flow over the front and rear sections of the car’s sides. The newly-designed, wide front spoiler provides higher downforce and guides more air to the front air inlets.
The roof of the Divo has been designed to form a NACA air duct, a flow-optimized air inlet. The rear end of the Divo features a new, height-adjustable rear spoiler which functions as an air brake when turned forwards and is set to different angles for the individual driving modes. The total downforce generated is 456 kilograms, 90 kg more than on the Chiron.
The Divo is 35 kilograms lighter than the Chiron. The weight reduction is the result of a number of design modifications including new lightweight wheels and a carbon fibre intercooler cover. The Divo can therefore lap the Nardò handling circuit eight seconds faster than the Chiron.
Divo Racing Blue”, a bright turquoise blue shade developed especially for the Divo, underlines the three-dimensional character of the three surfaces leading to the air inlets and outlets on the front, sides and rear, creating dynamically contrasting effects. The fenders are painted in “Titanium Liquid Silver” with a matt finish and are optically distinguished from the parts which control airflow at the rear end. Air outlets, rear spoiler and diffuser have a carbon finish.
The distinctive “Divo Racing Blue” is also used as an Alcantara leather tone in the interior, where it plays a special role by providing an optical split in the interior surfaces. This colour is used almost throughout the driver’s section while it only provides selected accents in the darker passenger’s section.
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Shirur: Shirur’s non-resident businessman and managing trustee of Green Valley National School, Manegar Meeran Saheb, who has made tremendous contributions towards the development and upliftment of his native has been chosen as the recipient of the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award for the year 2020.
For over four decades, Manegar Meeran Saheb has worked in Gulf nations and rendered service to uphold the Kannada language and his homeland by prioritizing and contributing to several organizations that were focusing on developing the Kannada language and Kannadiga people. He has contributed to the educational, social, cultural upliftment of the Kannadiga people, despite living abroad.
He has actively engaged and contributed to Kundapura Kannada Gulf Organization, Shirur Association, and several organizations in this regard. Apart from contributing to the organizations abroad, Meeran Saheb has also organized awareness drives and camps in various parts of Karnataka, while also helping hundreds of poor families in the state.
This is the first time that an individual from Shirur is set to be conferred the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, the trustee of Green Valley Institute has contributed enormously to the development of Shirur by providing services such as Ambulance, Garbage trucks to the city.