Six special Bugatti Veyron will be built to commemorate influential people behind the brand

Bugatti will launch six special versions of its 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse over the next year.

The special editions, dubbed Bugatti Legends, will each commemorate individuals who have shaped the history of the brand. Each edition will be strictly limited in production.

The first Legend, which will be unveiled at Pebble Beach on 16-18 August, will be dedicated to Jean-Pierre Wimille. The racing driver won two victories for Bugatti at the 24 Hours of Le Mans - one in 1937 driving a 57G Tank, and again in 1939, this time behind the wheel of a 57C Tank. That car was co-driven by Pierre Veyron.

The GSV is finished in blue-tinted carbonfibre to honour the French racing colours of Wimille.

Just three of the Wimille special editions will be made.

All six Legend cars will be based around the record-breaking 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The car is powered by an 8.0-litre W16 engine with 1184bhp.

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24 July 2013

I can't think of any other questions I'd like to ask regarding this piece of non-news.

24 July 2013

I do so agree.  The question is, have this Audi outfit ever not sold a special edition?

Ettore Bugatti is probably rotating at 8000 rpms in his grave. That Autocar is posting this as a newsworthy item is beyond me.

A "special edition" usually means a desperate effort to flog someting unsellable, so...............

Morty

24 July 2013

…and still vulgar

24 July 2013

Will the special editions only have optical changes or also changes in technology and power?

24 July 2013

I think strictly limited to the number of buyers...If I had bought one of these previously under the title 'run-out' edition, I would be seriously te'ed off about the number of 'final' and 'last one to go' editions with which VW are milking the market.

 

I said...'if'...

24 July 2013

I think strictly limited to the number of buyers...If I had bought one of these previously under the title 'run-out' edition, I would be seriously te'ed off about the number of 'final' and 'last one to go' editions with which VW are milking the market.

 

I said...'if'...

24 July 2013

Are a bit like a DFS sale, they just never seem to end.

24 July 2013

yah, I agree. Why is it called as a special limited edition if it is not advertise on media to sell it to the limited buyers?

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25 July 2013

Is there any news on the mooted "Super Veyron"?

25 July 2013

this is sounding alot like the Zonda

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