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Reportedly official image reveals Czech racing star to be honoured with next Bugatti special edition
Darren Moss
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12 March 2014

The next car in Bugatti's Legends series will honour Czech racer Elisabeth Junek.

This image, posted on a French Bugatti forum, clearly shows the new model next to a picture of Junek. The car is scheduled to be revealed later this year.

Again based on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the latest Legends car appears to feature a two-tone paint scheme with bespoke painted alloy wheels and minor trim modifications.

Inside, the model gets brown leather trim, with Junek's signature woven into the head rests. As with other models in the series, a number of subtle tributes to Junek's life are expected to feature inside.

Bugatti is expected to produce three units of the special edition, with each car costing around £1.8 million.

The wife of privateer racing driver Cenek Junek, Elisabeth is heralded as one of the most influential and successful racing drivers in motorsport history and the first woman to win a Grand Prix event. She died in 1994.

Previous entries in the Bugatti Legends series have celebrated Jean Bugatti, Jean-Pierre Wimille, Meo Constantini and, most recently, company founder Ettore Bugatti's brother Rembrandt Bugatti.

The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse gets 1184bhp from its 8.0-litre W16 engine, and is able to accelerate to 62mph in 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 254mph.

With the Legends series originally planned as containing six models, that means there is still one more entry to be revealed.

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TS7 12 March 2014

Only Peugeot...

...squeeze more special editions out of a single model.
paul896 12 March 2014

The next one

I bet the next special edition will be in the name of the fool who buys it. They are really struggling to shift the remaining cars and the competition has moved ahead. The Veyron is still an epic car but in this consumer society, it's sell by date has passed about 2-3 years ago.

It is not fresh or new yet somehow they find 3 idiots each time they have a Legend edition fooled by a naff paint job and colorful stitching.

amvj 12 March 2014

Here in India there is a

Here in India there is a company called 'Hero' which manufacture motorcycles. Hero simply resticker Honda designed bikes and sell here. Instead of working on the Engine, Chassis etc every year Hero simply change the graphics and colour and sell the bikes.

I think this is exactly what Bugatti (VW) is doing. Still how many cars are yet to be sold by VW and how many variants left ?

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