About a month ago, Iranian-born fashion designer Bijan Pakzad unexpectedly passed away after suffering a stroke. The noted designer famous for dressing some of the most famous people in the world was more than just into fashion; the man was also one of the most avid car aficionados on the planet.

Bijan’s involvement in the auto industry saw him strike partnerships with a number of automakers, most notably that of Rolls-Royce and Bugatti. Bijan’s partnership with the latter was touched on by Bugatti Design Director, Achim Anscheidt, who on behalf of the company, released a video talking about the special edition Veyron Grand Sport that the designer worked on together with Bugatti.

In it, Anscheidt describes the development of the design of the special edition Veyron Grand Sport, from the unusual color scheme – high gloss, polished aluminum with Bijan Yellow running the whole length of the middle – to the Bijan trademark painted on the bonnet of the Veyron. Other notable elements of the special edition supercar include a two-tone set of diamond-cut wheels, trademarks and logos made from solid aluminum, and Bijan’s signature set on platinum and placed on the car’s rear spoiler. Inside, Bijan chose a yellow with black carbon fiber contrast with several unique details, including a personalized power meter and an iPad between the seats.

The Bijan-designed special edition Veyron Grand Sport was finished a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately, the designer wasn’t able to introduce it to the world because of his sudden passing. Nevertheless, the car has Bijan’s imprint all over it and it immediately becomes a fitting “tribute car” to the man who loved his exotics as much as his wardrobe choices.

  • 2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport by Bijan Pakzad
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  • Engine:
    8 liter W16 engine
  • Transmission:
    seven-speed DSG transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1,001 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    1,250 lb/ft of torque
  • 0-60 time:
    2.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    252 mph
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  (595) posted on 02.15.2012

I feel sad for Bijan’s immediate passing. smiley Anyway, his choice of design is truly remarkable just like what he did on this Veyron. It’s really Awesome.

  (474) posted on 02.14.2012

I am definitely impressed to this Veyron with its fashionable and extraordinary body paint. I really want to see this exotic car. The wheels also add-up to the pretty image of this car.

  (382) posted on 10.27.2011

It is truly a surprising from Bugatti! smiley Well, I must say that I absolutely love this one, and it really looks so striking and awesome on that body paint, and I’m still glad that it had an impressive engine either.

  (630) posted on 10.4.2011

A bit of surprise with this one, though I know how creative and ideal Bugatti Manufacturer and how amazing things, they can do to their cars. Definitely, this one really one of the best personalized car made. Very famous and significant.

  (242) posted on 09.19.2011

Wow! yellow and stainless color combination is great. Its my first time to see this kind of car paint. I think if this car have a neon car the looks perfect.

  (384) posted on 07.26.2011

I guess the Bugatti feel so honored when Bijan had work on with the Veyron. I was very impressed on his masterpiece. And it makes me wonder on why they didn’t hire him to design the Veyron before. 

  (579) posted on 07.26.2011

Too bad that we can’t see anymore a production version of Veyron. Admittedly, I was impressed with the work of Bijan for he give a new face for this car. The Bugatti had rejected to modify the look of the car, and it is more sporty. And I don’t know the reason. 

  (320) posted on 06.30.2011

Well, this is not his first modification in a Bugatti car. He made an amazing job but too bad that we can’t see further work from him. I hope Hamman and Bijan got the chance to work together!

  (594) posted on 06.30.2011

Same here. I like the dressed up version of its exterior. Honestly. I hate banana paint job, but for this car it doesn’t look so disgusting at all! I do appreciate his work!

parhamps  (2) posted on 05.23.2011

yes. he death last month!
but I love his cars for ever!
this bugatti is very nice!.. nice job!..

I love it!!!!!

parhamps  (415) posted on 05.16.2011

Hey, is this one going to be a one off, or are they going to to produce a limited number of units? Many folks would certainly like being able to own one of these.

parhamps  (692) posted on 05.13.2011

I am not really fond of the Veyron, but I think that it is the most appropriate car to make a tribute for Pakzad. It really reflects his style a lot.

parhamps  (417) posted on 05.11.2011

Well, this one is definitely a great tribute for Pakzad, he will definitely like the way the car looks if were still here. The yellow on silver really looks good here.

parhamps  (369) posted on 05.11.2011

Bijan sudden death along with Hamman is such a big lose in the auto industry! I have seen the design that he have made with the Bugatti and I have to say the he really proved his talent on his work! However, for his last work its really impressive like his wardrobe collection!

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