The final instalment of the Bugatti Legends series has been revealed as the Bugatti Veyron Ettore Bugatti and will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Bugatti Veyron is coming very close to the end of its life, and this Veyron – the Bugatti Veyron ‘Ettore Bugatti’ – is the last in the series of Bugatti ‘Legends’ Special Editions and is, appropriately, dedicated to Bugatti’s founder – Ettore Bugatti.
Just as the previous ‘Legends’ Editions of the Veyron – like the Veyron Black Bess, Veyron Meo Costantini and the Veyron Jean-Pierre Wimille – the Ettore Bugatti car is based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
As such, it offers open-top motoring with a top speed of 254mph, 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds and 1184bhp from its 8.,0 litre W16 engine.
Where the Ettore Bugatti differs from the other specials is in its cosmetic treatment.
That means a clear-coated carbon and hand-polished aluminium blue body with colour matching diamond cut alloys, a tribute, say Bugatti, to the 1932 Bugatti Type 41 Royale (although in colour scheme only – the Royale was a huge, luxurious limousine) complete with Ettore Bugatti’s signature on the filler cap.
Inside, Bugatti has used two different types of leather with blue-finished carbon accents and a dancing elephant motif coated in aluminium – another node to the Type 41.
The Bugatti Veyron ‘Ettore Bugatti’ will debut at Pebble Beach later this month – sitting alongside the other five Veyron ‘Legends’ – and will cost £1.8 million.