Brother of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti, Rembrandt Bugatti, celebrated with new Veyron-based special

Bugatti has revealed the fourth entry in its special-edition Legends series at the Geneva motor show.

The new Rembrandt Bugatti Veyron, which is based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, celebrates Rembrandt Bugatti, a famous sculptor and brother of company founder Ettore Bugatti. The artist gained fame in the early 20th century for his sculptured works of bronze, many of which are on display around the world.

Bugatti has clad the exterior of the bespoke Veyron in bronze-coloured carbon, in conjunction with a special brown paint finish. The alloy wheels are also painted, with Rembbrandt Bugatti's signature laser-etched into the fuel filler car.

Inside, the Veyron features bespoke brown leather, while the rear centre bos features a bronze reproduction of one of the sculptor's greatest works, the dancing elephant. Elsewhere, the car features platinum trim and Rembrandt's signature on the door sills.

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by an 8.0-litre W16 engine which has peak power of 1184bhp and peak torque of 1106lb ft. It can accelerate to 62mph in 2.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 254mph.

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Design boss Achim Anscheidt said: "Rembrandt Bugatti had a special talent for capturing the movement of animals at their most expressive moment.

"The patina, the soul and the crafted character of his bronze sculptures guided us to the colour and material choices in the Legend car that bears his name."

As with the other entries in the series, just three units of the car will be created, and will cost £1.8 million. All nine existing versions of the Bugatti Legends have already been sold. Previous Legends cars have celebrated Jean Bugatti, Jean-Pierre Wimille and Meo Constantini. That means the six-part series still has room for two more models.

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3 March 2014
I'm amazed how cheap that seat belt clip looks, like something from the 70's in brown velour!

5 March 2014
Isn't picture number 2 (interior shot) a completely different car?
Looks like a Bentley interior to me

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