The sixth and final installment of the Bugatti Veyron Legend editions will debut at Pebble Beach. The legend editions honor important figures that have dominated the history of the French company. The final special edition celebrates the company founder, it is the Bugatti Veyron Legend “Ettore Bugatti”.
This particular Bugatti Legend reminisces back to the 1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale. The Bugatti Legend “Ettore Bugatti” is based on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. It gets the same 1,200 hp, 8-litre W16 engine that transmits 1,500 Nm at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm to the tarmac. The Vitesse manages zero to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds with a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h (254 mph) with the roof down. It is the fastest production roadster (emphasis on ‘roadster’) ever built.
The front end and body of this Legend gets a clear-coated carbon and intricately detailed hand-polished aluminium finish. This material is used for the entire front and side panels including the bonnet, the mirror bases and housings, the exterior door handles and the corners of the bumpers, the wings and the doors. The “Ettore Bugatti” features sill panels and A-pillar trims finished with dark-blue exposed carbon.
The eight spoke wheel design is new to the Veyron and reflects the design of more historic Bugatti wheels. The Bugatti horseshoe and the EB logo at the rear shine out in pure platinum. To top it off, Ettore Bugatti’s signature is engraved into the tank and oil cap and is painted in silver.
The interior features finest cordovan leather money can buy. Traditional calf’s leather is finished in a natural brown and is fitted to the steering wheel rim, gear lever, door handles, center console armrest and door handle recesses, the switches in the door trims. The cordovan leather is also fitted to the roof. Trims are exterior colored carbon fiber.
The presentation of the six Legends models (except one) will take place in California next week during Monterey Car Week. Then, the complete set will be on display on Friday, August 15 at “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” and also on Sunday, August 17 at the “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance”. The display will mark the end of a year-long celebration which started at last year’s Pebble Beach with the introduction of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition.
Each Bugatti will cost €2.35 million net of tax.