Bugatti Veyron Vitesse edition dedicated to the driver Meo Costantini

Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Meo Constantini

Bugatti Veyron Vitesse is the base of a new exclusive brand model which is a part of the celebratory lineup “Les Legendes de Bugatti”. The special edition is one of the six modifications of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. The fast and expensive car was presented at the Dubai International Motor Show.

Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Meo Constantini

What differs this Legend car from the others? This variation of Bugatti Veyron Vitesse is dedicated to a famous driver Bartolomeo (Meo) Costantini. He was part of the brand race team. Meo was a friend of Ettore Bugatti.
The special Bugatti Veyron Vitesse is powered by a 8-liter W16 engine pumping out 1,200 hp at 3,000-5,000 rpm and 1,500 Nm of torque. The car sprints from 0-62 mph (0-100 km) in 2.6 seconds.
The Bugatti Veyron “Meo Costantini” is one of the most expensive cars with a price tag of $2,8 million (€2. Million). It is a collectible since the Bugatti factory will produce only three units.

Design

As the other editions, the Bugatti “Meo Costantini” is made out of carbon fiber finished in “French blue” named “Bugatti Dark Blue Sport”. Some parts of the exterior such as doors, wings and front bumpers are made of hand-polished clear-coated aluminum.

One of the major design highlights is the image of the of the Targa Florio race course on the rear wing of the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse. This silhouette reminds of legendary victories of the Bugatti race team headed by Meo Costantini. The driver`s signature is laser-engraved into the aluminum tank and oil caps.

The leather interior is wrapped in fine leather featuring an exclusive cognac shade. This leather covers roof, part of the seats and rear wall. It contrasts with panels upholstered in dark blue leather. This striking combination is accentuated by light blue stitching. The signature of the driver is embroidered on some of the interior details. Many of his glorious racing moments are illustrated on some elements of the interior.

About Bartolomeo Costantini

Bartolomeo (Meo) Costantini was a member of the racing team of Bugatti company for eight years in the period after First World War. The first race car he drove was Bugatti Type 13. Then he won victories with the legendary Bugatti Type 35.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt edition

One of the most expensive cars ever built – the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse now has a super exclusive edition named after brand founder`s brother and famous sculptor – Rembrandt Bugatti. This is the fourth model in the special lineup “The legend of Bugatti” (Les Legendes de Bugatti).

Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt Bugatti

Last year the French auto builder unveiled three of the six special editions dedicated to persons who were very important for the Bugatti success through the years.

After Bugatti Jean-Pierre Wimille, Bugatti Jean Bugatti and Bugatti Meo Costantini, the Rembrandt edition has been presented at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Performance

The fourth Bugatti legend is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It uses the same 8 litre W16 engine. This supercar accelerates from 0–60 mph in 2.6 seconds. The fastest production roadster sprints with a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Design

The Bugatti Vitesse Rembrandt supercar features exterior panels made out of bronze finished clear-coated carbon fiber.  The bottom part and wheels is colored in elegant light brown (Noix). Platinum finish covers the front grille, and the EB icon at the rear. The Rembrandt signature can be found onto the oil cap.

The cabin is wrapped in fine light brown leather.  The famous Rembrandt’s sculpture of an elephant, which is a brand symbol, can be seen on the box between the seats. The Cognac-colored interior contrasts with platinum logo on the steering wheel and bronze clear-coated carbon on the center console.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt price is $3 million (€2.18 million). The French supercar manufacturer will build only three Rembrandt cars. All nine Bugatti Legends hypercars presented last year were sold.

 

About Rembrandt Bugatti

Rembrandt Bugatti was born in 1884 in Milan, Italy. He is considered one the most talented sculptors of the 20th century. He created more than 300 bronze sculptures and paintings. The natural elegance of the animals was great inspiration for the young artist. Rembrandt modeled the dancing elephant sculpture that became a brand symbol. The talented sculptor died in 1916.

 

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse dedicated to Jean-Pierre Wimille

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – probably the fastest production supercars ever is available in a limited edition dedicated to a legendary pilot Jean-Pierre Wimille.

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The luxurious French car brand launched an exclusive lineup Les Legendes‬ De Bugatti consisting of six individualized Bugatti‪ Veyron‬ Grand Sport ‪Vitesse. Each commemorates the victories of brave driver behind brand`s cars over the years.

‬The first Bugatti Legend Edition commemorates the racing hero Jean-Pierre Wimille. In 30`s he drove a classic Type 57G Tank and won Le Mans twice. The contemporary Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is finished in the same blue colour as the vintage car. The special edition is made out of clear-coated carbon fibre.

About Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse could be described with a variety of superlatives – the fastest, the quickest and breathtaking. The name of the model Vitesse means “speed” in French. The supercar sprints from 0 to 60-mph in only 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 255 mph. The extreme power comes from an 8.0-liters W16 engine. It helps the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to pump out the amazing 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse dedicated to Jean-Pierre Wimille

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse technical data

Length  4,462 (mm)
Width 1,998 (mm)
Height 1,204 (mm)
Wheelbase 2,710 (mm)
Curbweight 1,990 (kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 100
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 2,240 (kg)

Power

Engine 8.0L W16 DOHC 64-valve
HP (hp@rpm) 1200 @ 6400
Torque (lb.ft@rpm) 3000 @ 5000
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Transmission 7 speed automatic
Brakes 4-wheel disc
ABS 4-wheel ABS
Power Steering Std
Suspension Independent

Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina

The Ferrari P4/5 is a one-off model created by Pininfarina`s Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Research Centre for the US car enthusiast and collector James Glickenhaus.
This piece of art is based on the Ferrari Enzo. The Italian car designers combined an unique styling and an extreme performance.

Ferrari by Pininfarina
Image: Derk Photography

The Ferrari P4/5 sport car features more than 200 elements that were developed exclusively. The muscular curves of the one-off Ferrari car accentuate the carbon body. The front is dominated by the single-shell windscreen. The P4/5 by Pininfarina offers an access to the canin through butterfly-wing doors.

The rear features statement wings, as well as drop-shaped transparent rear window that is also an engine cover. The elegant appearance of the Ferrari collectable is completed by bi-xenon headlights, alloy rims, visible aluminium and stainless steel elements.

The supercars collector James Glickenhaus is planning to presented two Ferraris of his collection – Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Glickenhaus purchased a second, racing version of his unique Ferrari – the P4/5 Competizione. It was inspired by a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.

Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina Technical specifications

Engine

Naturally aspirated petrol
V 12 in 65° vee
Capacity: 6 litre
5999 cc
(366.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
92 × 75.2 mm
3.62 × 2.96 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.22
Valve gear DOHC
4 valves per cylinder
48 Total valves

Performance

Maximum power output 659 PS (650 bhp) (484.7 kW)
at 7800 rpm
Specific output 108.4 bhp/litre
1.78 bhp/cu in
Maximum torque 657 Nm (485 ft·lb) (67 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque 109.52 Nm/litre
1.32 ft·lb/cu3
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Fuel system Bo Motronic ME7 fuel inj.
Maximum RPM 8200 rpm

Acceleration:   0-100km/h 3.55 s
Maximum speed 362 km/h (225 mph)

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition is an extreme vehicle featuring an impressive aerodynamic program with cooling upgrades. In fact, the car is a modification of the road going McLaren 12C.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition: Design

The high performance GT Sprint is based on a modified chassis. The ultra light carbon fibre MonoCell structure is combined with ProActive Chassis Control, Brake Steer and the McLaren Airbrake. The aerodynamic kit includes an integral air-jacks, centre-lock 19-inch OZ wheels, Pirelli racing slick tyres,  a full roll-cage, lightweight composite race seat, unique GT3-influenced bonnet and front bumper.

The lower ride height is teamed with a recalibrated suspension system. Drivers can select three handling modes.

The front is highlighted by an agressive front bumper,  and front wing louvres. The McLaren 12C GT Sprint uses track-focused braking system with carbon ceramic (CCM) brake discs.

The interior features a rollcage and integrated fire extinguisher system which comply with the FIA regulations. The cabin shines with its innovative carbon fibre dash with  digital display.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition: Power

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition is powered by a  3.8-litre twin turbo engine mated to a seven speed twin clutch gearbox. The powertrain boasts 625PS.
The 12C GT Sprint track car is one of the most eagerly anticipated cars during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 12C lineup also includes a racing McLaren 12C GT3, and McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition.

DMC Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder Elegante

The German aftermarket company DMC Exotic Car Tuning has developed an unique design program DMC Ferrari 458 Italia Spider “Elegante”.

DMC Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder Elegante

DMC Ferrari 458 Performance Package

The production Ferrari 458 Italia generates 570 PS. The DMC tuners developed a performance package that helps the Italian supercar to pump out 608 PS and 568 Nm of torque. The extra power comes from a remapped engine management system, optimised ignition, new injection, and DMC Stainless Steel Exhaust.

DMC Ferrari 458 Spider Elegante forged rims

The extreme performance of the DMC Ferrari 458 Italia Spider “Elegante” has been also achieved by a set of forged rims and sport springs which improve the handling. The Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder if fitted with lightweight 3 piece 21″ at the front and 22″ at the rear. The wheels are available in Virgin Gold or any other custom colour.

The car sits on Pirelli Sport Tyres measuring of 255/30 and 335/25.

DMC Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder Elegante design

The conversion catches the eye with an aggressive but elegant appearance. The front hood looks completely different, the extended side skirts feature a pair of diffuser plates. The trunk is fitted with a blade wing. The aerodynamic package is designed to improve the overall road stability. It also includes a bold lip splitter, carbon fiber mirrors, front wings, rear diffusers and fog light.

Inside, the DMC Ferrari 458 Italia Spider “Elegante” is wrapped in fine leathers, accentuated by carbon finer elements, as well as remodeled steering wheel.

DMC Exotic Car Tuning has recently developed another Ferrari conversion – a DMC F12 Ferrari.

Peugeot Onyx concept hybrid supercar in action at 2013 Goodwood festival of speed

The audience of the prestigious annual Goodwood Festival of Speed was able to admire the ultra-exclusive Peugeot Onyx concept hybrid supercar in action. The Peugeot Onyx concept was presented at the 2012 Paris motor show but its driving premiere was at 2013 Goodwood event. During the public demonstration, two UK residents were able to take part in a special to ride of the breathtaking hybrid supercar after taking part in a special contest.

Peugeot Onyx concept car

Peugeot Onyx concept power and performance

The mid-engined Peugeot Onyx is powered by a 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDi FAP engine generating the impressive 600 horsepower. The drivetrain is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Thanks to a specially designed lithium-ion batteries, the power system recovers kinetic energy and offers an additional 80bhp when the vehicle accelerates.

Peugeot Onyx concept car

Peugeot Onyx concept design

The Onyx diesel hybrid concept is based on Peugeot prototype 908. The carbon-fibre shell of the racing car car weighs only 1,100kg. The driver compartment is made out of compressed felt, while the body panels are from polished copper. Peugeot Onyx concept design is based on a contrast of colours. The copper sheet is used unprotected so its colour changes when gaining a patina. The effect is accentuated in a combination with a matt black carbon fibre.

Peugeot Onyx concept car

Peugeot Onyx concept Technical data

Engine
Turbocharged 3.7-litre V8 hybrid system
Power
600 hp (447 kW) from a petrol engine
80 hp (60 kW) from an electric motor
Engine type
Rear-wheel drive
Transmission
Six-speed sequential
Body
Two-door coupe
Weight
2425 lbs (1100 kg)
Dimensions
Length 183.1 in (4650 mm)
Width 86.6 in ( 2200 mm)
Height 44.5 in (1130 mm)
Suspension
Double wishbone,  in-board controlled
Tires Michelin

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition

The name of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition reveals its soul – SLR stands for “Sport, Leicht, Rennsport”or“Sport, Light, Racing”.  Apart from the amazing performance figures of this exclusive sports car, “722” reminds of a start time of 07:22 when the of a glorious Mercedes-Benz 300 won the 1955 Mille Miglia race.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren special edition

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Performance

The McLaren 722 Edition pumps out 650 hp and 605lb ft of torque coming from a supercharged 5.5-litre AMG V8 engine. In comparison with the standard Mercedes-Benz SLR it gets an 33 hp extra power. The sports car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The top speed of the 722 Edition is 209 mph.

The better performance has been achieved by using a new front spoiler and rear diffuser. Another improvement that differs the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition from a production SLR model is the lowered suspension, new 19-inch alloy wheels, dampers with aluminium casings, and bigger carbon-ceramic brake discs.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Design

The interior of the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Edition combines carbon trim and leather-and-Alcantara upholstery.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition price and numbers

The German car maker produced 150 722 units of this exclusive sports car. The base price of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition is 529 000 U.S. dollars (£350,000).

Image credit: Georg Schwalbach (GS1311)

Lamborghini Aventador customised by Liberty Walk

The tuning experts Liberty Walk have created a breathtaking design for one of the most popular cars in ultra luxurious segment – the Lamborghini Aventador.

Lamborghini Aventador customised by Liberty Walk

The supercar gets a breathtaking purple livery accentuated by bright orange pinstripes. The special fluorescent finish can glow in the dark.
The one-off Lamborghini Aventador customised by Liberty Walk is owned by a member of Qatar’s royal family.

Lamborghini Aventador by Liberty Walk

 

Saleen car S7

Saleen S 7 supercar

The latest Saleen car S7 is one of the iconic US muscle supercars with a timeless design and breathtaking performance. It was created 10 years ago but the vehicle can compete most of the contemporary supercars.

Saleen S 7 supercar

The heart of Saleen S7 is a 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, delivering an impressive 750 horsepower. The powertrain of the Saleen car is mated to a manual six-speed longitudinal transaxle. The US athlete accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.2 seconds. The S7 sprints with a top speed of 248mph.

The breathtaking performance has been achieved through the use of cutting-edge technology and innovative components. The super fast US Saleen car wears an ultra-light ADV5.2 Track Spec SL wheels with a titanium nameplate that measure 19×9.5 inches at front and 20×12 at the rear. The chassis of the of Saleen S7 is constructed of tube steel and aluminum honeycomb sheet.

The design of the Saleen supercar is inspired by McLaren F1 and McLaren GTR aerodynamic shapes. In fact, the vehicle S7 is developed primarily for track.

The Saleen car S7 is priced at $375,000.