Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Centenaire Editions - first images

Even if the planned run of 300 Bugatti Veyron coupes ensures that every car will be special, Bugatti still likes to make special editions. But unlike some that are only about appearance , the four cars its brining to Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy are about celebrating history.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Centenaire Editions - first images

They are called the Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition. Each pays tribute to the Pre-WWII Type 35 Grand Prix racers and their drivers. The cars are mechanically similar to a standard Veyron, but it combines polished aluminum wings and doors with a driver’s corresponding national racing color — Jean-Pierre (France - blue), Achille Varzi (Italy - red), Malcolm Campbell (England - green) and Hermann Zu Leininger (Germany - white).

These limited edition cars also include special LED lighting and a special badging featuring the name of the selected race driver. There is no word yet on how limited this special edition will be, but expect to shell out €1.6 million (currently about $2.08 million) per example — about €400,000 more than a “standard” Veyron.

More pics in the gallery.

Source: motorpasion

8 comments:

The colors of this type of bugatti is awsome but the rims are so ugly

It’s hard to believe that such an expensive car would meet their target sales. But if it is as fashionable as these cars, it wouldn’t be that hard to believe.

The Veyron pur sang was sold for $3million. So this collectors items which commemorate great WWII racers is something. I hope a commemorative give away like key chains or maybe a scale would come out for those who wish to have a replica of this high end car.

The First Grand Sport, a Bugatti Veyron Targa Top (Code named Chassis 001) was sold at the 2008 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction with a winning bid price of $2.9 million. Approximately $900,000 of the auction price went to charity. That’s my car!

FYI: At the Geneva motor show in 2008 Bugatti announced a partnership with the French fashion house Hermès, resulting in the "Fbg Par Hermès" trim. This is the rarest of Bugatti Veyrons, there are only 5 that have been built, and only one that has been brought to the states, which still sits on the lot at the Forza Collezione dealership in Florida. This has several new features as well as a redesigned front end. The interior is trimmed in Hermès leather and it comes with a specially designed Hermès suitcase to fit in the trunk. It’s car of fashion ever since.

Whenever I would pronounce the word Bugatti I can’t help but to think Bulgari-it sounds like fashion not car racing. Unlike when you say Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, the name is so suggestive. Veyron maybe is not really a car for tough guys but a car for the fashionable.

This Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Centenaire Edition is for those who can afford its historical value. There are just powerful cars not made to get dusty and get crushed in the race track, but to sport the taste of those in the high society. It’s not a poor man’s car anyways.

This high end car is created for high end fashion. So I am not surprised to see it wearing centenaire edition. It’s a fashionable car and if it can only do a cat-walk in a ramp I think it will. Besides, it’s one of the most expensive car ever and it can sell.

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