Bugatti has come out with the second “Legend” Edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, this time honoring the oldest son of Ettore Bugatti, the man who formed Bugatti. The second Legend Edition Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was unveiled on the eve of the car’s debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The first in the series of six was revealed at the 2013 Concours d’Elegance.
All of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Editions will be produced in a run of 3 identical cars. The latest car is the “Jean Bugatti Legend Edition,” which honors Jean Bugatti. Which, as it’s name suggests, honors Ettore Bugatti’s oldest son, Jean Bugatti, who created the Type 57SC Atlantic. Only four examples of the Type 57SC Atlantic were built between 1936 and 1938. One is owned by Ralph Lauren, and the other was bought by a mystery owner in 2010.
Jean Bugatti was the eldest son of Ettore Bugatti, and took over the company at the young age of 27. Unfortunately, he died in a tragic accident while testing the Le Mans-winning 57G Tank. But, the car that he is most known for the Type 57SC Atlantic. Of course, the Bugatti Veyron Legend Edition “Jean Bugatti” takes it’s inspiration from the Type 57SC Atlantic. But, it’s not based off of just any ole’ 57SC Atlantic – it is based off of the La Voiture Noire 57SC Atlantic that served as Jean’s personal car until the time of his death. It is now lost to history.
What makes the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Edition so special is that the grille and the logos are made from real platinum, the exterior is flat black with clear-coated carbon fiber, black chrome wheels, and Jean Bugatti’s signature on just about everything (fuel filler, oil caps, seats, and even the floor mats!). Inside the car, the already sumptuous interior has leather matching the beige and brown tones that the 57SC Atlantic La Voiture Noire had adorn many surfaces. Also, the side silhouette of the Type 57SC Atlantic is hand-embroidered on the inward side of both doors.
No mechanical changes have been made, so the car is still capable of hitting 254 mph (though top speed is limited to “just” 233 mph in this special edition), and it will still hit 60 mph in 2.6 seconds – just a tad bit faster than a Nissan GT-R!
Prices start at 2.28 million Euros (about $3 million USD). I advise you to start saving.