Bugatti Legend: Jean Bugatti Veyron Receives Its World Premiere [VIDEO]
After the launch of "Les Légendes de Bugatti" (Bugatti Legends) series a few weeks ago in Pebble Beach in California, Bugatti has just unveiled the second vehicle in this exclusive edition. The world premiere was at the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
With the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean Bugatti" the French luxury sportscar brand celebrates the oldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti and his most famous creation - the Type 57SC Atlantic. The model as well as the other five vehicles in the Legend series, will be limited to three examples.
The technology in the second Bugatti Legend model is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It is equipped with the 8-litre W16 engine which produces 1200 horsepower (882 kW) and 1500 Nm (1107 lb-ft) of torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. It can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds.
The designers of this Jean Bugatti aimed to follow the concept of its historic predecessor, the Type 57SC Atlantic La Voiture Noire. Therefore the body was constructed entirely from jet black, clear-coated carbon fibre. In addition, the utilization of platinum lends an air of extravagance to the vehicle, with the famous Bugatti horseshoe on the front grille and the EB logo on the rear.
Furthermore, the exclusive appearance of the car is additionally highlighted by the wheels, which include black diamond-cut rims. The signature of Jean Bugatti has been lasered onto the petrol and oil cap and painted Arctic grey.
Next, for the interior of this Bugatti model, the designers was also used the same design philosophy of adding a motif of the historic La Voiture Noire. Inside the car has been fully fitted out in leather.
The Vitesse will also include the same beige and brown tones that were present in the Type 57SC Atlantic. In addition, the seats, instrument panel, steering wheel, dash panel, centre console, door trim panels and windscreen crossmember are all decided in chocolate brown.
The chocolate brown makes the perfect contrast to the light beige silk leather upholstery, which in turn is continued in the footwell, the outer door trim panels and the handle recesses. The colour of the decorative stitching complements the used leather.
The attention is immediately grabbed by the embroidery on the doors and the cover of the rear storage compartment. This passion to the tiniest detail is also visible on the steering wheel as well as in the EB logo, which as mentioned has been styled in gleaming platinum. Another highlight is the gear-shift which stays true to the original Type 57SC design and is rendered in valuable rosewood.
What is more, there are also features such as leather insert embossed with the lettering "Les Légendes de Bugatti" in the extended section of the centre console, and door sill plate displaying the image and signature of Jean Bugatti.
Jean Bugatti Veyron is priced at 2.28 million euros.
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