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Bugatti Veyron ‘Rembrandt Edition’ (2014) first official pictures

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800

By Ollie Kew

First Official Pictures

03 March 2014 19:00

Every time there’s an international motor show, Bugatti looks sheepish and scuffs its shoes when the teacher asks for its homework. ‘Not done it, miss’.

While Koenigsegg pulls the wraps off a car with almost 150bhp more than the Veyron Vitesse, all Bugatti can muster is yet another spurious special edition. This is the fourth in a series of six (yes, six) ‘Legend’ edition Veyrons.

The same thing that’s special about every Bugatti Veyron Vitesse: it’s a quad-turbo, W16-powered, roofless missile with 1183bhp. It’s a road-legal cruiser that can achieve 0-62mph in 2.6sec and 253mph flat out – with the roof removed.

But wait. This Legend edition Veyron has a two-tone brown paint job, and celebrates the life of Rembrandt Bugatti, the brother of company founder Ettore Bugatti. Yes, that Rembrandt. Nothing to do with the 17th century Dutch painter.

Rembrandt was a talented sculptor, famous for his sculptures of elephants, horses and myriad other animals. His bronzed works are the inspiration for the colour scheme of the Veyron dedicated to him, says Bugatti.

Only three Rembrandt edition Veyrons will be made, each costing €2.18m (£1.8m).

By Ollie Kew