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  Bugatti is a French car manufacturer and was founded in 1909. The company was known for its engineering in automobiles and for the artistic designs with the Type 57SC Atlantic being a fine example. The manufacturer has also has a lot of success on the race track and won the Monaco GP in 1930 for the first time. The manufacturer went into financial trouble after the death of its owner and after the WWII and only after it was bought by Volkswagen did it come back into prominence.

Everybody knows that the Nurburgring attracts automakers from all over the world with almost all of them using the track as a testing ground for their newest models. But there’s one company that rarely makes that that trip for that specific purpose, so it was pretty surprising to see Bugatti doing some test runs at the ’Ring with what can only be described as a mysterious looking Veyron .

This video of the strange Veyron was captured taking in some test laps at the famous German circuit, and from the looks of things, there’s something going on with the supercar ’s engine because the entire cover has been taken out. Clearly, Bugatti was doing some performance testing on the car, presumably making some tweaks and revisions to the engine in between these hot laps.

Could this be a new, special-edition Veyron that Bugatti has in store, or could this be a mule testing out the drivetrain of the promised second-generation Veyron?

Only time will tell, but if you ask me, this could be a special-edition Veyron that Bugatti is preparing ahead of the supercar’s exit. Besides, there’s still no timetable on when the successor is going to be launched, so in the meantime, Bugatti is probably preparing one special model to give the it the kind of exit it so richly deserves.

Click past the jump to see the spy video.

The Bugatti Veyron is no stranger here at TopSpeed, but it seems every time we see one move, it still catches us by surprise, as it emanates the majestic beauty and radiates cylinder thumping masterpieces from its massive W-16 engine. That’s definitely the case here, as race car driver David Green powers up a canyon road in this Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

In this wonderfully shot, yet way-too-short video, Green talks about what it’s like to drive the Veyron . He begins by mentioning the car feels much smaller one behind the wheel and is rather easy to place on the road. Once the hammer is dropped, however, the car comes alive with brutal acceleration. Making the car even more amazing is the open top that allows all the noises and burbles from the 1,200-horsepower W-16 to enter the cabin, making for a unique experience.

Toward the end of the video, Green makes an interesting argument for purchasing such a supercar. It has nothing to do with practicality or even being a show-off, it’s all about appreciating the design, engineering, and the pentacle of car technology.

Source: mrporter

Missed out on the first three models of Bugatti’s Legends Series ?

Don’t worry, because Bugatti has a new one out that should give you more reason to part with $2.7 million.

This time around, Bugatti is paying homage to Rembrandt Bugatti, the brother of founder Ettore Bugatti and considered as one of the most famous sculptors of the 20th century.

The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition distinguishes itself with a bronze clear-coated carbon exterior — a tip of the hat to the preferred material Rembrandt Bugatti used in many of his sculptures. Just below it on the lower area of the car, a light brown shade was used to make the two-tone finish pop more than it already does.

This is a Veyron after all, and even the minimal attempts at "popping-out" the color can be construed as unnecessary, but for the price customers have to pay and the uber-limited nature of the supercar — it’s limited to three units — these types of things distinguish it from other Veyrons.

Aside from the colors, you might also notice that the Bugatti horseshoe and the EB logo on the back of the car were given a platinum look, and the oil cap features a laser etching of Rembradnt’s signature. Rounding out the exterior aesthetics of this Veyron are alloy wheels that have been painted in two shades of brown — "Firefinch" and "Light Noix" — visually complementing the rustic bronze color of the supercar.

Moving inside, Bugatti’s choice of leather for the cabin is a light brown "Cognac" leather upholstery with the dancing elephant ornament on the rear center box. Apparently, Rembrandt Bugatti loved sculpting elephants and this particular one was also used as the hood ornament for the Bugatti Type 41 Royale.

Other features of note on the interior include a platinum EB logo on the steering wheel, the same bronze clear-coated carbon finish on the center console and braided leather for the door trims.

With the arrival of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Bugatti’s Legends Series now adds up to four released models with only two left to be showcased at a later date.

Click past the jump to read more about Rembrandt Bugatti.

When Bugatti announced that it was building a set of special-edition models, it was only a matter of time before demand for those limited-edition exotics would find their respective owners.

Well, Bugatti has launched three of its “Les Légendes de Bugatti” editions and all nine models of these three models have been sold out. The three models that have been released so far paid homage to three Bugatti pioneers, including Jean-Pierre Wimille , Jean Bugatti , and Meo Constantini . Each of these models carried unique design traits about themselves that were tied up to the Bugatti legends that adorned their name so it wasn’t surprising that demand for these Legends editions were high.

"The Legends edition is a great success for Bugatti," Bugatti president Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said. "The response from our customers is amazing. These are automotive works of art, which each tell a part of Bugatti’s history.”

But while Bugatti is reveling at the success of its Legends series, customers who missed out on the first three models shouldn’t despair. Three more models are expected to be unveiled to close out the series with the fourth one expected to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Like its predecessors, the fourth model, is reportedly going to be named the Veyron Grand Vitesse "Elisabeth Janek, one of the first and most successful women to race in a Bugatti.

It’ll be interesting what kind of treatment the Veyron Grand Vitesse "Elisabeth Janek" is going to receive. Judging by the first three models of the Legends Series, we won’t be shocked if it follows in the same vein with a unique styling that’s all its own.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Legend models.

It’s understandable that Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition will get a lot of the love at the Geneva Motor Show . But don’t start thinking that it’s the only Veyron in attendance because Mansory won’t have any of it.

That’s because the Swiss tuner brought its own Veyron to the party, or to be more specific, its new Vivere program for the mighty Bugatti supercar .

This isn’t the first time Bugatti has been the subject of Mansory’s tender love and affection. But unlike its predecessor, the Vincero , the Vivere is, shall we say, a little more comprehensive on the facelift front, even if there’s a conspicuous absence of any sort of engine upgrade.

Maybe Mansory forgot to add one, or it just thought the program was best suited for aesthetic and aerodynamic upgrades only. Either way, it sure does liven up the Veyron , even if "livening up the Veyron" doesn’t necessarily translate to a better program.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory

Back in May 2013, we reported that the Dubai Police had invested in a Bugatti Veyron to add to its list of insane supercars. Well, that story ended up being nothing more than a photoshop’d version of a custom Veyron from our pals over at Kahn Design . Commenters — obviously folks from Dubai — also pointed out that the image that circulated the web was simply a suggestion to the Dubai Police force and not a claim that the model actually existed.

Well, regardless of who was right — our source or the commenters — this Veyron has now become a reality. And to prove its realness, the Dubai Police released a video highlighting the model all done up in the signature green and white livery.

We are still curious as to why the Dubai Police need all of these supercars in its fleet, but residents of the Middle Eastern emirate can rest assured that their police can catch damn near any criminal on the road.

To think, the coolest cop car I ever knew of was when my local State Police picked up a Fox Body `Stang as its "high-speed pursuit" vehicle...

The Veyron has been the epitome of ultra luxury , ultra performance for well over a decade now, and to celebrate that, Bugatti is taking a look back at the original — or in this case, the first concept EB 18/4 Veyron design study displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 1999.

Bugatti is bringing the Veyron concept to display at this year’s Salon Rétromobile in Paris, the premier event for vintage and historical French vehicles. This marks the first time the EB 18/4 Veyron concept has been displayed since its debut in ’99.

One look at the concept, and it’s apparent how true the production Veyron stayed true to the original design. The first production Veyron was completed in 2005, and featured a monstrous 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged, W-16 engine with DOHC and four valves per cylinder. Its output was equally as monstrous at 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque. It’s Haldex all-wheel-drive system was a must in order to send power to the ground without melting the tires. Its top speed was in excess of 200 mph, with later versions hitting 250 mph.

Bugatti’s current crop of Veyrons include the 16.4 Grand Sport and 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The latter of which delivers a mind-blowing 1,200 horsepower and currently holds the title of word’s fastest series production roadster. Only 150 Vitesse Veyrons will be built, but according to the press release below, roughly 40 are still unspoken for. A fat checkbook is a requirement, however, as the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse costs well over $2.6 million.

Then again, if 1,200 horsepower isn’t enough, rest easy knowing that Volkswagen says the next Veyron will exceed that current output rating.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti EB 18/4 Veyron.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

A while ago Bugatti announced that both a production version of the Galibier and the SuperVeyron were canceled. Now, in a recent interview with the British magazine AutoCar, Volkswagen Group chief Martin Winterkorn confirmed that this decision was made in order to focus all the company’s attention on the development of a direct successor to the Veyron .

Winterkorn offered no other details on this new supercar, nor did he offer an official launch date, but he said: "The Galibier is officially dead. We won’t do it. In its place will be a second-generation Veyron with more power."

So, what does this means for Bugatti? Pretty much nothing, except that we’re going to see a bit more powerful model than the current Veyron SuperSport , which delivers a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet. Of course, don’t expect it to deliver 1,500 horsepower, like the SuperVeyron was supposed to, but it will fall somewhere between the Veyron SuperSport and the rumored SuperVeyron.

It wouldn’t hurt to see a completely revised exterior, but likely won’t happen, as Bugatti is not too open to change from what we have seen lately.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Bugatti Veyron.

Source: Autocar
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This weekend not only marks the beginning of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show , but also the launch date of the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 43rd edition of the auction will be a special one, as the company prepared a series of special vehicles that will be auctioned to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

One of these vehicles is a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 owned by Simon Cowell. When Cowell bought the Veyron back in 2008, it was the fastest street-legal vehicle in America, so this makes it even more special.

The car comes with only 1,300 miles on the odometer and all of them were with Cowell at the helm. It features a custom black paint with black interior — this is one of just a few Veyrons offered in American in this configuration. The car also benefits from a full one-year, extended factory warranty offered directly through Bugatti.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron 16.4

A Bugatti Veyron that’s priced at close to $2 million is an understandable amount given the level of luxury, performance, and technology put into the supercar. But a Bugatti belt that costs $84,000?

Seems like a tad too expensive, right?

Yet that’s exactly the amount Bugatti is charging for this fashion accessory. In fairness to Bugatti, the belt does come with some nifty technological workings, particularly the use of equipment normally reserved for Swiss matches as integral components of its mechanism. On top of that, it’s been finished in three different, albeit all expensive finishes: white gold, rose gold, and a still-to-be-determined third series run.

The belt also has smoked sapphire crystals and over 100 handcrafted parts made from stainless steel, solid gold, and titanium. Needless to say, a ton of work was done by Roland Iten to turn this belt into a true showcase piece of wealth and deep pockets.

There are only 44 units available, although at the cost of one, we doubt if these belts will sell like ice cream on a hot summer day.

Click past the jump to read about the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Source: Forbes

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