Bugatti pays homage to company founder with limited-edition Veyron

Bugatti has fully detailed the sixth and final member of its “Les Légendes de Bugatti” series of limited-edition Veyrons. The last car pays homage to Ettore Bugatti, the company’s founder, while borrowing styling cues from the iconic Type 41 Royale built from 1927 to 1933.

Visually, the limited-edition Veyron Ettore Bugatti stands out from the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse on which it’s based thanks to a two-tone livery inspired by the Type 41 that wears chassis number 41111. The hood, the fenders, parts of the front bumper and the doors are crafted out of clear-coated hand-polished aluminum, while the rear end’s bodywork is built with dark blue-tinted carbon. Ettore Bugatti’s signature is engraved in the gas cap, and model-specific diamond-cut eight-spoke wheels finish off the look.

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The interior is upholstered in two types of brown leather, marking a first for the storied firm. Blue carbon fiber trim on the door panels creates a visual connection with the car’s exterior design, and the cockpit boasts a large, platinum-coated rendition of Bugatti’s famous dancing elephant logo between the seats.

Bugatti has not made any mechanical modifications, meaning the limited-edition Veyron is powered by an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that generates 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. The massive engine sends the Veyron from zero to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 254 mph, making it the fastest convertible ever built.

Like the previous members of the highly-exclusive “Les Légendes de Bugatti” family, the Ettore Bugatti edition will be limited to just three examples worldwide. Each one will cost a lofty €2.35 million, a sum that converts to approximately $3.1 million.

The Veyron Legend Ettore Bugatti Edition will greet the public for the first time on August 15th at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. All six limited-edition “Les Légendes de Bugatti” models will be gathered together at the show for the first time ever.

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