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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean Bugatti Bows: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show


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Just the Facts:
  • The $3-million Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean Bugatti made its world debut on Monday at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • Production of the special model is limited to three vehicles.
  • The special model celebrates the oldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti and his most famous creation, the Type 57SC Atlantic.

FRANKFURT, Germany — The $3-million Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean Bugatti made its world debut on Monday at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Production of the special model, which has a minimalist look, is limited to three vehicles. This is the second vehicle in the Legend Series.

The special model celebrates the oldest son of company founder Ettore Bugatti and his most famous creation, the Type 57SC Atlantic.

The ultra-luxury Jean Bugatti Legend Edition is spun off the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It is equipped with a 1,183-horsepower 8.0-liter W16 engine. It sprints from zero to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds.

The body of the car is made entirely from jet black, clear-coated carbon fiber with platinum touches. Bugatti said it is using platinum for the first time on the exterior of one of its modern models.

The wheels feature black diamond-cut rims. The signature of Jean Bugatti is lasered on the gas and oil cap.

The cabin gets a full leather treatment with the silhouette of the Type 57SC embroidered onto the doors. The gearshift lever is rendered in rosewood.

Bugatti says just four Type 57SC Atlantic vehicles were built between 1936-'38. Only two of them still exist today in their original condition.

Bugatti calls the Type 57SC "one of the most exclusive and exceptional sport coupes ever built."

"The Legend vehicle to be unveiled in Frankfurt is a call back to La Voiture Noire (The Black Car), an Atlantic model which was driven by Jean Bugatti himself and has been lost since the Second World War," Bugatti said in a statement.

Edmunds says: Probably the most exclusive vehicle on the Frankfurt show floor and one designed to strike a chord with admirers of one of the most expensive vintage cars on the planet.

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