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.
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