Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Special Edition. Yes, another Veyron ‘Special’Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille (pictured) is the latest Veyron ‘Special’
We haven’t tried to do the sums yet, but we’re beginning to wonder if Bugatti has produced more ‘Special Edition’ cars than MINI has? Certainly, in a sales volume to special edition ratio, they must be streets ahead. And now we have yet another Special Edition Veyron. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Special Edition (for that is the catchy little moniker Bugatti has bestowed on their latest effort) will be a limited run of three cars and is the first of six special edition ‘Bugatti Legends’ Veyrons planned for the VW supercar.
Jean-Pierre Wimille won the Le Mans 24 Hours twice for Bugatti (in 1937 and 1939) and Bugatti has bestowed his special Veyron with the French driver’s racing colours from the Bugatti 57G Tank he drove at Le Mans, so it gets a blue clear coated carbon fibre and light Wimille Bleu paint, with the same colour theme used on the interior.
As far as we can see, that’s the extent of the ‘specialness’ of the Wimille Veyron, with the rest of the car a Grand Sport Vitesse with a removable roof, 1184bhp, 1100lb/ft of torque and a 0-62mph of 2.6 seconds.
The Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille will make its debut at Pebble Beach next month, and will cost however much more than a regular Grand Vitesse Bugatti thinks they can get away with.
By Cars UK