This last Bugatti Legends edition celebrates Ettore Bugatti; it was on display at the Paris motor show
This last Bugatti Legends car celebrates Ettore Bugatti
The model is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
Its exterior is a mix of polished aluminium and carbonfibre
Bespoke alloy wheels are diamond cut
Ettore Bugatti's signature features on the car
Just three will be made
The special edition costs £1.8 million
All six Legends cars will be seen at the Pebble Beach event next week
Bugatti has revealed the sixth and final car in its 'Legends' series, with the model celebrating company founder Ettore Bugatti.
As with other models in the series, the car is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which is capable of 254mph and can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.6 seconds. Power comes from an 8.0-litre W16 engine with 1184bhp and 1106lb ft of torque.
According to Bugatti the design of the model is "dedicated to Ettore Bugatti's passion for the unusual", and as such features body panels crafted from clear-coated carbonfibre and polished aluminium. The exterior styling is designed as a homage to the original Type 41 Royale of 1932.
Bespoke diamond cut alloy wheels also feature, while Ettore Bugatti's signature is engraved onto the fuel filled cap.
Inside, two different types of leather are used to trim the cabin and blue-finished carbonfibre accents serve to further highlight its limited-edition nature. A platinum-coated dancing elephant motif can also be seen, another homage to the Type 41. The sculpture was originally made by Ettore's brother, Rembrandt Bugatti, and also features on another Legends car of the same name.
Looked on as one of the 20th century's greatest automotive pioneers, it's fitting that Bugatti's final Legends car should honour its founder. The first car in the series, unveiled at the Pebble Beach show in August last year, was dedicated to racing driver Jean-Pierre Wimille. Other entries have honoured Jean Bugatti, Meo Constantini and Bugatti's own Type 18 'Black Bess'.
As with other entries in the series, this Ettore Bugatti special edition is limited to three units, with each model costing £1.8 million. All six Legends cars will be seen at the Pebble Beach event next week.
Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer said: "Ettore Bugatti always strived for the creation of a total work of art. His ideas and vehicles set the foundation stone for an automobile brand that was lauded then and now as the most valuable in the world.
"Ettore Bugatti himself is a legend. It was clear from the start that we should dedicate the final Legends model to him personally."
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