These are the first images of the new one-off editions of the Bugatti Veyron. The vehicles celebrate the lives and careers of four Bugatti Grand Prix drivers from the company's 100 year history.
We weren't expecting to hear about this for another couple of days, but we just got wind of a report saying that Bugatti will release four more special edition Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Centenaire cars as a tribute to four former Grand Prix drivers. The models will be on display at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, being held this week near Italy's beautiful Lake Como.
Each of the Veyron 16.4 Centenaire vehicles gets polished aluminum fenders and doors, unique paint pigments, and new wheel design. The cars use red brake calipers, and get a mirror shine at the grille. These cars truly live up to the Bugatti mantra of "Art, Forme, et Technique."
The cars are being built to celebrate the namesake's 100 year anniversary. Bugatti showed off the one-time-only Veyron 16.4 Bleu Centenaire at the Geneva Motor Show last month. The four new models will honor drivers Sir Malcolm Campbell, who won back-to-back Grand Prix de Boulogne races in the Bugatti T39A, Hermann zu Leiningen, who helped win the Czechoslovakian Grand Prix in 1930 with a Bugatti T35B, Jean-Pierre Wimille, who won more than a dozen races for Bugatti including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939, and Achille Varzi. Varzi started with Bugatti, before switching to Alfa Romeo. It is with the latter that he won the majority of his 33 top finishes.
These four cars, and hopefully their inspirational classic counterparts, will be on display from April 24th to the 26th, at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy.