Reportedly official image reveals Czech racing star to be honoured with next Bugatti special edition

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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12 March 2014
I will wait for the Frank Zappa edition..... this what happens when nobody wants to buy your cars.

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12 March 2014
This is getting rather tedious and I can't help but feel that these constant special editions are trying to make up for lacklustre sales, especially now we have other, superior hypercars available that are more of a technological and engineering marvel that the clumsy, backward-thinking, overweight Veyron. If special editions of cars like these need to be made, give them something more that just simply a fancy, often vulgar, paint job and posher leather and nothing more.

12 March 2014
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 ?

12 March 2014
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.

TS7

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

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