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Christopher Bruce2013-07-26 14:57:59

Bugatti Celebrates History with Veyron Wimille

Limited to three units

 
 
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Just three will be made

BugattiBugattiBugattiFrance, 1909 > present41 models
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has begun a new series of limited edition Veyrons that it calls the “Legend of Bugatti” models. The first of them is dedicated to Jean-Pierre WimilleVeyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean-Pierre WimilleBugatti Veyron Grand Spor...Germany, 2013 > present3 photos
, the longest-serving driver of Bugatti’s grand prix racing team. Just three special Veyron Grand Sport VitesseVeyron 16.4 Grand Sport VitesseBugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand...Germany, 2012 > present18 photos
models dedicated to Wimille will be made, and the first of them will be presented at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance from August 16-18.

The Veyron Wimille is inspired by the 1937 Type 57G Tank57G Tank Le MansBugatti 57G Tank Le MansFrance, 1936 > 19364 photos
that Wimille won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in. The car is covered in blue-tinted carbon fiber, Bugatti Blue paint and a new light blue that Bugatti calls Wimille Bleu.  The same color scheme is carried inside the cabin.

“We want to tell the story of the brand through these Bugatti legends, and at the same time create a link between its past and presence,” said Bugatti President Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber.

Wimille won twice for Bugatti in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 and 1939 and brought the company its last race victory in 1947 at the Bois de Boulogne. He was also Bugatti’s test driver.

Over the next 12 months, Bugatti will launch six Bugatti Legends models that will also be based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

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BugattiBugatti
VeyronVeyron
Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean-Pierre WimilleVeyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille
Engine
W 16
Displacement
488 cu in
Top Speed
260 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
1200 hp @ 6400 rpm
Type
Roadster
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
10.18 US MPG
price
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annual ownership cost
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