Each of the Bugatti Veyron Legends will sport unique design features reflecting the influential people who inspired them. All will be mechanically identical to their donor car, the Grand Sport Vitesse, and will share that car’s 882kW/1500Nm 8.0-litre W16 engine.
The first Legend will be unveiled at August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and will be dedicated to the racing driver Jean-Pierre Wimille, one of Bugatti’s longest serving test drivers. Wimille won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Bugatti, first in 1937 in a 57G Tank, and again in 1939 in a 57C Tank. The second victory was shared with co-driver Pierre Veyron.
This edition will be finished in blue-tinted carbonfibre and light Wimille Bleu paintwork, inspired by the racing colours of Wimille himself.
Bugatti will limit the production of its first Legend to three cars. Nothing is known yet about the other five Legends, however they will be revealed progressively over the next 12 months. Each of the models will reflect “outstanding personalities and historically resonant moments” in Bugatti’s history.