Bugatti has introduced today at the Dubai Motor Show its third special edition model part of the "Les Légendes de Bugatti" series.
Bugatti has introduced today at the Dubai Motor Show its third special edition model part of the “Les Légendes de Bugatti” series.
After the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti and Jean-Pierre Wimille special editions, time has come for Bugatti to take the wraps off the third model, entitled Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Costantini. The third limited-run model (out of a total of five) pays homage to Meo Costantini who was not only a close friend of the firm's founder Ettore Bugatti, but was head of the Bugatti factory race team for several years and won the Targa Florio twice in a Type 35.
Just like the two previous special edition Bugattis, the Meo Costantini will be limited to three units and each will carry a pre-tax starting price of 2.09M EUR. Power comes from the familiar W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo rated at 1,200 HP (882 kW) and 1,106 lb-ft (1,500 Nm) of torque which enables the roadster to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.6 seconds before topping out at a tested 253 mph (408 km/h).
The model can be distinguished by various styling references to the Type 35, along with the painted configuration of the Targa Florio race course on the underside of the rear wing. The vehicle is wearing a unique exterior paint scheme as a throwback to France's classic blue racing colors.
The cabin is adorned with a bespoke leather trim with blue stitching while the seats have been embroidered with Meo Costantini's signature. There's also an aluminum plate depicting the Targa Florio track, as well as laser-engraved vintage motifs into the leather door trim.
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