The penultimate edition in a series of six special edition Bugatti Veyrons has been revealed. The series is designed to honour the most important people and cars that have shaped Bugatti’s history.
Part of the Les Légendes de Bugatti (Bugatti Legends) series, this fifth car is reminiscent of the famed Bugatti Type 18 affectionately known as Black Bess, which at one point was the fastest road car in the world.
The Type 18, built between 1912 and 1914, was one of the most important Bugattis of the pre-war era.
It was powered by a 5.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivered close to 100 horsepower, which was enough to see it reach a top speed of 100 mph–a speed previously reached only on race tracks.
This makes the Type 18 a legitimate forerunner for the Veyron, and is thus regarded as a Bugatti Legend.
Three Bugatti Legend Black Bess Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse supercars will be built, each priced at 2.15 million euros. Considering all of the previous Bugatti Legends have been sold, we suspect this one won’t last long.
Source: Motor Authority