Bugatti Honors Racing Legend with Special Edition Veyron
We've seen more special edition Bugattis lately than we can count on one hand (literally). From the world record car, to the Venet art car and even the Middle East Edition- there's a lot of "special" Veyrons to account for. But this one is a bit different, you see. Rather than plaster on a forgettable nameplete to the back of a standard Veyron, Bugatti did a bit of company research and honored two-time Le Mans winning driver Jean-Pierre Wimille (1937, 1939) with a unique hypercar of his own. In homage to the Le Mans winning 57G from 1937, Bugatti coated the custom Veyron Vitesse in a clear blue carbon fiber finish, accented by a light Wimille Bleu paint job. Inside, the cockpit embraces racing past with a few classic details.
This will be only the first of six special edition cars to pay tribute to some of the company's most historic names in its new "Legend" lineup. Each upcoming edition set to be based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
The Jean-Pierre legend car is set to make a debut at the Monterey Auto Week in California next month, August 16th.
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