Bugatti has officially debuted the first of its five “Legends” cars, which pay tribute to six of the most revered figures in the French manufacturer’s pre-war history. The first, which we detailed a few weeks back, is dedicated to Bugatti’s longest-serving test driver, Jean-Pierre Wimille, and is based on the world’s fastest convertible – the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
Fittingly, it’s finished in a paint scheme reminiscent of Wimille’s own racer, a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Tank, which was also on hand for the Monterey debut. Bearing blue carbon fiber and Wimille Bleu paint, it looked striking under the bright blue skies of Monterey. The powertrain, a quad-turbocharged, 16-cylinder monster, will remain unchanged for the Legend cars.
We’ve got a pair of galleries of the latest limited edition Veyron – up top, we have live shots of the first Legend car, while the bottom are images direct from Bugatti that show the car alongside Wimille’s own Type 57C Tank, along with some cool historical images. Check ‘em out.
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Monterey: Bugatti debuts first Veyron Legends model in Pebble Beach