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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.

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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

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The Bugatti Veyron was unveiled in 2005 and since then, a total of 400 units were produced. Considering that only 450 units were supposed to be produced, that means that only 50 units are left. So, if you plan to buy a Veyron , you had better get to writing a big check soon.

The 400th Veyron produced was a Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" edition specially developed for a customer in the Middle East who paid €2.13 million for it — $2.9 million at the current exchange rates, excluding taxes and transport. With this unit, the Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" special edition is officially sold out.

From all the 450 units, 300 were coupes and 150 units were roadsters. The roadster model has only sold 100 units so far, so that mean all the 50 remaining units are roadster models — more precisely, Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and other variants.

"With the Veyron, Bugatti has established itself as the most exclusive and most luxurious super sports car brand in the world. The Veyron is a unique success story and sets a high standard for the future of Bugatti,’ said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S with this occasion.

Click past he jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille."

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Customers of the Bugatti Veyron in North America are in for a treat, as if having the capabilities to buy one of the most expensive cars in the world isn’t good enough.

If you happen to be a prospective customer of Bugatti and you’re in line to buy one of its multi-million-dollar supercars , the French automaker will give you a chance to take one of its own out for a spin. And by "one of its own", we mean the world’s fastest convertible, the mighty Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse .

The recently-launched Bugatti Dynamic Drive Experience allows you to see whether you made the right decision in signing up for a Veyron and while we can’t imagine a reason for somebody to renege on their interest after driving the car, the Dynamic Drive Experience is the perfect way for prospective owners to find out if they could handle the heat of owning one of the world’s fastest, most powerful, and most expensive supercars.

The first Dynamic Drive Experience was recently held in Las Vegas with Bugatti indicating that more stops in cities across the U.S. and Canada are being planned.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

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Bugatti’s "Les Légendes de Bugatti" series has produced some pretty serious special edition Veyrons. The company has already revealed two of them and recently, the French automaker took to the Dubai Motor Show to introduce us to the third.

The model is officially called the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Constantini. If you’re not familiar with the man, Constantini was a close friend of Ettore Bugatti and was also the head of the Bugatti factory race team for a number of years. So yeah, the two were pretty close and Meo was even a pretty good racecar driver, having won the Targa Florio twice while driving a Type 35.

As for the special edition Veyron, the model distinguishes itself via a number of styling references attributed to the Type 35. The classic blue racing colors - Bugatti calls it "Bugatti Dark Blue Sport" - are an homage to France’s racing heritage. Take a closer look and you’ll notice that a number of components on the body have been rendered in aluminum, including the wings, doors, and the "medallions." These aluminum parts were actually hand-polished and coated with clear lacquer, giving it a pristine shine when under the sun. Meanwhile, on the underside of the rear wing, you’re going to see a silhouette of the historic Targa Florio race course where Constantini scored two victories while his signature was laser-engraved into the aluminum tank and oil caps, all while painted in silver.

Inside, "Gaucho" leather was used to upholster the cabin and complemented pretty nicely by a "Lake Blue" trim on the seat’s side cushions, arm rests, extended center console, door panels, dash panel, instrument panel and steering wheel. Constantini’s signature is also present in the cabin, this time embroidered on the head restraints using a "Bugatti Light Blue Sport" color. The Targa Florio race track is there, too, at cover of the rear center box. Look at the car’s doors and you can take a closer look at various racing scenes from Constantini’s career and vintage car motifs, all laser-engraved into the leather trim.

No power upgrades were made, but the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Meo Constantini still packs an 8.0-liter, W-16 quad-turbo engine that develops 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque, good enough to allow the car to hit 62 mph in 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 253 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about Meo Constantini

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean Bugatti" Edition

If you’re wondering what the next installment of Bugatti’s Legends Series is going to be, the French automaker may have given an indication with the filing for trademark of the Rembrandt Bugatti name.

If you’re not familiar on the name, Rembrandt is actually the younger brother of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti and he’s also the man responsible for designing the famous hood ornament on the Bugatti Type 41 Royale .

So why is this all important on this otherwise innocuous October day? Well, it appears that the next Veyron to be included in the Legends Series will bear the Rembrandt Bugatti name, following Jean-Pierre Wimile and Jean Bugatti in that ultra exclusive club.

The patent application was apparently filed with the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market by Audi ’s intellectual property office for Bugatti. We doubt that Bugatti has a new model in the pipeline that will carry the Rembrandt name, so it seems that the move to trademark the name fits right in line with Bugatti’s recent run of special edition Veyrons.

Click past the jump to read about the first two Veyrons that make up the company’s Legends Series

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The Bugatti name has long been associated with style and performance in the realms of automotive excellence, but few are aware of impact the Bugatti name made in the worlds of art and craftsmanship.

The Bugatti family began a legacy for themselves in the late 1800s that continued through many generations and lasts even still. The Mullin Automotive Museum, an institution devoted to showcasing French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, has announced The Art of Bugatti exhibition that starts in the spring of 2014.

The museum is located roughly an hour north of Los Angeles in Oxnard, California, and it will play host to the Bugatti family collection of oil paintings, bronze sculptures, intricate furniture and, of course, some of Bugatti’s most famous cars, including the current Veyron .

Besides the Veyron , the exhibition will also host the early Brescia racecar , the race-winning Types 35s, 37, and 51; Jean Bugatti’s Type 64 Papillon and Atlantic Coupé; Types 57 Aravis and Atalante, and the Type 41 Bugatti Royale. Even more impressive is perhaps one of Bugatti’s earliest four-wheeled creations, a horse-drawn cart, complete with the iconic Bugatti logo branded on its side.

Click past the jump to see more pictures of the classic Bugatti cars and artwork

Meet "the most important car."

We’ve covered our fair share of rare and historic classic cars here at TopSpeed, but this 1931 Voisin C20 MyLord takes the cake. Its level of beauty and class is only overshadowed by its rarity and appraised value. It is truly a gorgeous thing to behold.

Powered by an innovative sleeve-valve V-12 engine riding on an underslung chassis, the two-door coupe was built in France by automotive and aeronautics pioneer Gabriel Voisin who was more well-known for his achievements in the air than on the road. He did, however, start Avions Voisin, one of the world’s most prestigious automotive brands of the day.

The one-off MyLord was only a concept vehicle and never saw full production, making this example the only one in existence. It was treated to a full restoration before heading to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance auction block in 2010. One fortunate bidder took home the MyLord, leaving a $2,750,000 check in its place.

Click past the jump to learn more about the Voisin C20 MyLord Demi-Berline

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Earlier this year Flo Rida decided that a $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron is just not enough for him, so he decided to wrap in gold. Of course, this was basically just a grab for attention.

Now, from gold Flo Rida decided to go pink with his Veyron . This time it is for more than just attention, as the pink hue is to help raise awareness for breast cancer — October is the official month for breast cancer awareness for those that don’t know.

Along with the pink wrap, Flo Rida’s Veyron also dons the immediately recognizable pink ribbon — the official breast cancer awareness logo — on its hood, chromed wheels and some chrome insertions on the grille.

Last time around, we couldn’t help but laugh at the golden shimmer of Flo Rida’s rig, but this time around, we have to admit that he did this over-the-top wrap for a good cause: saving the ta-tas. Hat’s off to you, Mr. Rida...

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If you’re in the market for a hypercar that is a delicate balance of power and style, the Koenigsegg Agera R is likely near the top of your list. Of course, that’s only if you have a few million bucks in an off-shore account somewhere. Also \near the top of your list has to be the slightly more powerful Bugatti Veyron .

So, what if we take these two — a Veyron Vitesse and an Agera R — and we put them in a head-to-head, rolling-start race? Well, first of all, we would get to enjoy two mean-sounding hypercars, and we would also get to see which of the two is faster. Which do you think wins from a rolling start?

To help get a better idea of what we’re looking at, the Agera R is powered by a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine with twin turbochargers and with a total output of 1,140 horsepower. On the other hand, the Veyron Vitesse gets a W-16 engine that produces an output of 1,200 horsepower.

These numbers are a little too close to really make an educated guess, so have a look at the above video to find out.


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