We had a pretty good idea this was coming, as we reported last week, but the Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire has appeared at the Geneva Motorshow last night.
Contrary to expectations, it would appear that the Bleu Centenaire carries the stock 1001bhp Veyron engine and not, as was much speculated upon, a boosted version. Still, it looks like Bugatti have had the paring scissors out, and the reduced weight of the Bleu Centenaire should trim the Veyrons already awesome 0-60 time by a tenth or two.
Bugatti has a habit of producing special limited editions of the already very limited run of Veyrons. We’ve had the Sang Noir, the Hermes, the Pur Sang, the Pegaso and the Grand Sport. And that’s without all the individual customisation undertaken on clients’ cars.
So you can now add to the list the Bleu Centenaire, which is at least not just a cosmetic job, but includes weight savings of around 220lbs, by using carbon fibre and aluminium in place of some of the standard cars steel components and bodywork.
We’re expecting more details, and official images, later today, so keep an eye out.
Source: Autoblog Netherlands