Bugatti car brand presented a special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse dedicated to the legendary test driver Jean Bugatti and his vehicle Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic La Voiture Noire(The Black Car). In fact, Jean was the designer of this iconic Bugatti coupe. The 57SC Atlantic is one of the most expensive vintage cars. There are only four examples produced. One of them was driven by Jean Bugatti himself but it do not exist anymore since it was lost after WW2.
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The premiere of the celebratory Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse car was at Frankfurt Motor Show. Jean Bugatti was a son of the founder of the company Ettore Bugatti.
Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti: Design
The clear-coated carbon fiber exterior of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean Bugatti” is painted in black including black diamond-cut rims. The most exceptional design feature of this Bugatti is the use of platinum on the grille and brand logos. It is the first time Bugatti is using this extremely expensive material for first time on the exterior of brand cars.
The unique appearance of the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean Bugatti” is highlighted by a pair of five-spoke wheels.
The leather interior is finished in contrasting brown and beige combination.
Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti: Performance
The impressive work of art is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It is powered by an 8-litre W16 engine pumping out 1,200 PS and 1,500 Nm torque at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm. The Grand Sport Vitesse accelerates from ) to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 2.6 seconds.
Only three examples of the Jean Bugatti Legend car are available. Each is priced at $3 million (2.3 million euros). This is the second car in the Bugatti legend lineup (“Les Légendes de Bugatti”). The series consists of 6 models. Each of them takes an inspiration from the iconic Bugatti test drivers.