Final Bugatti Legends Series Debuts at Pebble Beach
The year-long rollout of Bugatti's Legends Edition concludes at this year's Pebble Beach with the introduction of the Ettore Bugatti Edition. Because you can't have enough special edition Bugattis in your garage, I suppose. The Ettroe Bugatti Edition honors the founder of the brand. Only three are going to be made, and each will have a price tag north of $3.1 million. For a car that seats 2. But goes like a bat out of hell if that bat was going 0-60 in 2.6 seconds. The design of the carbon body of the Legends model “Ettore Bugatti” is based on a 1932 Type 41 Royale with the chassis number 41111 and sports a “yin-yang” color split. The front part is made of hand-polished aluminum and finished with a clear coating. Bugatti is the only manufacturer to use clear-coated aluminum on a production vehicle. RELATED: See More Photos of the Bugatti Legend Edition "Ettore Bugatti" For the first time, this material is used for the entire front and side panels including the trunk, the mirror bases and housings, the exterior door handles and the corners of the bumpers, the wings, the doors and the regions just behind them. The vehicle’s rear, sill panels and A-pillar trims are finished with dark-blue exposed carbon. It's a stunning combination of technology and design, which probably explains the $3.1 million price. RELATED: See Photos of the Bugatti Legend Edition "Jean-Pierre Wimille" The polished, diamond-cut wheel rims (shown above) were specially developed for this vehicle and color-coordinated with a dark-blue finish. The eight-spoke wheel was created by Ettore Bugatti who was looking for a light wheel for his racing cars, like the famous Type 35. Ettore Bugatti is credited with making a decisive contribution to the development of the aluminum wheel in automobile manufacture. RELATED: See Photos of the Bugatti Legend Edition "Jean Bugatti" Legend Want to see what $18 million in cars looks like without having to walk more than probably 25 yards? Alongside the world première of the Ettore Bugatti Legend, for the first and only time, Bugatti will be presenting all six models of the Legends Edition on Friday, August 15 at “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” and also on Sunday, August 17 at the “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.” Of course, getting into to see them could be a challenge unless your net worth ends in 7 zeroes (or you're an auto journalist).