Sixth entry in Bugatti's Legends series honours company founder Ettore Bugatti and will go on sale for around £1.8 million
Darren Moss
1 October 2014

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 The sculpture was originally made by Ettore's brother, Rembrandt Bugatti, and also features on another Legends car of the same name.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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7 August 2014
Bugatti has revealed the sixth and final car in its 'Boring Legends' series, with the model celebrating company founder Ettore Bugatti, in a very similar way to all the others. I suppose it's not the Veyron L'or Blanc with it's pointless, stupid & ugly porcelain paint job though. Yawn.

7 August 2014
When did Ettore Bugatti found THIS company ? A total misuse of his name if you ask me.

8 August 2014
As much as this car was and is a lovely piece if engineering... They have reduced this car to level of 80's and 90's rubbish need for endless special editions ...but then that was to sell little hatchbacks .. Like the metro parklane, Peugeot Wimbledon special and mini Mayfair etccc editions...

I don't think even one special edition had raised any additional awareness for the brand ...because everyone aware how special the original car is!

Totally agree boring!

10 August 2014
How apposite to raise the subject of the Metro. Just as VW are salvaging Bugatti with the Veyron, did not BL attempt precisely the same thing with the plucky Metro? There was, I believe, a not a Metro but a Mini Park Lane. The Metro was in fact a "Rover 114i Kensington". The Peugeot, a "106 Roland Garros". All were style-setters, a fact clearly not lost on Bugatti.

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