Bugatti has unveiled its final special edition from the Legends series with the limited-run Veyron dedicated to Ettore Bugatti, the company’s founder. Only three cars will be built and each will carry a staggering price tag of 2.35 million euros. The vehicle draws its inspiration from the 1932 Type 41 Royale and wears a beautiful clear-coated carbon and hand-polished aluminum blue finish. On the inside it has received several blue exposed carbon accents, two types of leather and a dancing elephant motif which has been coated in aluminum as a connection to the aforementioned Type 41.
Bugatti has announced they will showcase the Veyron Ettore Bugatti limited edition at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 15 where the vehicle will be exhibited with the other five special editions part of the Legends lineup: Jean Bugatti, Jean-Pierre Wimille, Rembrandt Bugatti, Black Bess and Meo Constantini.
Bugatti is proud to announce that they have managed to sell the 400th Veyron, eight years after the hypercar saw the light of day. Bugatti’s plans are to sell a total of 450 units which means only 50 cars are still up for grabs. 300 coupes were built and already sold, along with an 100 units of the roadster while the rest of the 50 cars will be based on the roadster version. The 400th car in question was the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille, a special model limited to just three units part of the “Legend” lineup of special editions.
The vehicle had a sticker price of 2.13 million euros and was bought by a customer from the Middle East. At its heart is the massive W16 quad-turbo engine developing 1,200 HP and a peak torque of 1,500 Nm. The car needs just 2.6 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) and it will continue to accelerate until hitting a top speed of 253 mph (408 km/h).
In an endless string of special editions, Bugatti has introduced another variant of the Veyron Grand Sport. This time they collaborated with French artist Bernar Venet to create a unique car. As you can see from these images, mathematic and scientific formulas are running across the front fascia and flanks, the same ones that engineers have used when creating the Veyron. All formulas are spread over a rusted metal-like finish to create a bespoke appearance of the hypercar. A similar theme can be found inside the cabin where the door panels are covered by bright orange formulas, while the dashboard panels and leather trim have a rusted look.
Since this special edition is based on the Grand Sport, the car is motivated by the same 8.0-liter W16 turbo engine capable of generating no less than 1,001 hp which is enough to allow the supercar to achieve a top speed of 252 mph. When the roof is removed, the Grand Sport can reach a maximum speed of 224 mph, while when using the umbrella-like cloth roof it’s top speed is limited to just 81 mph.
In related news, Bugatti is preparing a more powerful variant of the Veyron which should be revealed next September. It might provide 1,600 hp and reach a top speed of almost 290 mph, making it the fastest car in the world.
Today we bring you yet another special edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The Gris Rafale has been unveiled this week during the Sao Paulo Motor Show and brings a brand new set of bespoke wheels, with the hypercar wearing a Gris Rafale paint and blue carbon fiber. We also notice that the interior cabin has a blue carbon fiber trim, light grey stitching and lake blue leather seats.
Since this is a special edition, it’s no wonder that it costs 1.9 million euros, making it 210,000 euros more expensive than the standard variant.
Although it costs a lot more than the stock version, motivation has remained the same as the car features the familiar but still very impressive W16 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged engine that produces no less than 1,200 hp and a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm. Thanks to this huge engine, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Gris Rafale needs only 2.6 seconds to perform the 0-62 mph sprint, en route to a top speed of 255 mph (410 km/h).
In today’s entertainment post we have a look at a Bugatti Veyron being pulled over by a bicycle cop. This incident occurred in London a few days ago, proving that even those who are wealthy enough to purchase the fastest car in the world have to obey the law like all people driving on public roads.