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Tracy Morgan's Bugatti Isn't Worth What He Paid for it Now

Tracy Morgan’s Bugatti Isn’t Worth What He Paid for it Now

Just because the accident will appear on the car’s CarFax, it’s now worth $200,000 less than what Morgan paid for it

The Bugatti Veyron, once the world’s fastest car, remains popular among the world’s highest grossing celebrities. Jay-Z has one, and so do Tom Cruise, Chris Brown, and Xzibit, to name but a few. Tracy Morgan happily added himself to the list of Veyron owners just the other day but, 15 minutes into his Veyron experience, the pearl Grand Sport he’d just taken delivery of got sideswiped by a CR-V. The car lost $200,000 off its value that very second and Morgan lost his calm. And you thought your day was bad!

Remember when you last bought a new car last time? Not necessarily a brand new car, but one that was new for you and you were just ready to be its new custodian. Remember how you tentatively drove it home? And how you tried not to get the interior dirtied up and how you parked it away from everybody else so that there’s no danger of any oblivious simpleton with a rust bucket to park near you and carelessly scratch your car when opening his door as wide as it goes. Well, you probably never bought a Bugatti Veyron so imagine how Morgan must’ve felt when an SUV driver who was, apparently, on her phone, attempted to make a right turn from the left lane, completely missing the low-slung Veyron right next to it. You can’t? Well, I can’t either, and maybe that’s not a bad thing after all.

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Here's Rendered Proof That We Need a Bugatti La Voiture Noire Roadster

Here’s Rendered Proof That We Need a Bugatti La Voiture Noire Roadster

It’s never happening, but we can all still dream, right?

Bugatti promised to drop the mother lode at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and it did just that with a number of jaw-dropping exotics, one of which was the La Voiture Noire. There are no words to describe the one-off La Voiture Noire. There are only superlatives. Lots and lots of superlatives. Described as the ideological successor to the iconic Bugatti Atlantic, the $18 million La Voiture Noire is the most expensive one-off production car in the world. At the very least, it’s worthy of all the attention it’s getting, including one from auto designer Nikita Aksyonov, who thought it slick to imagine what the La Voiture Noire would look like without its roof. A roadster version of the one-off supercar isn’t going to happen, but through Aksyonov’s rendering, we can at least see what it could look like in topless form.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2009 – 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Wallpaper of the Day: 2009 – 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

When deep-pocketed car lovers want something more than a 253-mph coupe like the Bugatti Veyron, the only answer is to find a way to remove the top. And, that’s exactly what Bugatti did, effectively creating the Veyron Grand Sport. It wasn’t anywhere near as easy as it sounds, though, as Bugatti had to do a lot to make the car exactly what it was – an open top speed demon. To help set the model apart, and keep it safe in the event of the unfortunate, there’s a lot going on here. The windshield is lighter, it has restyled running lamps, and that roof – it was made from transparent polycarbonate. It had to be safe, though, too, so Bugatti added in reinforcement around the side skirts and the transmission tunnel. The B-Pillars got carbon fiber cross supports, and the new carbon-fiber doors were built around longitudinal beams that would direct the energy of an accident from the A to the B-Pillars, It even has redesigned air intakes and the necessary carbon fiber roll bars in the rear.

Needless to say, this is one timeless beauty, and that’s why it’s displayed across every computer screen here at Top Speed. Well, when we’re not cracking the whip and punching keys, anyway. We’re displaying our favorite wallpaper here, but there’s a huge gallery at the bottom of the page if you’d like something different. Go ahead and take your pick – they are free for the taking.

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First World Problems: Bugatti Wants to Take Care of your Veyron For as Long as 15 Years

First World Problems: Bugatti Wants to Take Care of your Veyron For as Long as 15 Years

This is a God-send for Bugatti owners

The price of buying a Bugatti Veyron will set you back at least $1.5 million, but the costs attached to owning one can run high too. An oil change, for example, will set you back $20,000. A new set of tires will hit you like a brick in the head at close to $50,000 per set. Add up the years you plan to own a Veyron, and you’re looking at maintenance costs that could reach around $400,000 to $500,000. Be thankful, then, that Bugatti is introducing a Loyalty Maintenance Program for the Veyron that will help reduce operating costs while maintaining the condition of your million-dollar supercar.

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Amalgam's 1:8 Scale Model Replica Of The Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Is Its Sickest One Yet

Amalgam’s 1:8 Scale Model Replica Of The Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Is Its Sickest One Yet

If you’re going to spend $15,000 on a scale model, this is the one to get

$15,000 can buy a lot of things. You can split that money up and pay for a year’s worth of rent. You can indulge on something like the Tonino Lamborghini Alpha One smartphone and save the rest for a rainy day. You can even use all of it in one go and buy a Ford Fiesta. All those things are on the table, though you can also use your $15 grand on something far less useful, though still pretty awesome: a 1:8 scale model of the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.

I’ve seen my fair share of immaculate supercar scale models, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never seen anything quite like Amalgam’s scale model of the Veyron Vitesse. The details of this scaled down Veyron Vitesse are incredible. All the little minutiae of the supercar’s design are accurately depicted to the extent that you’d be forgiven if you thought that it was an actual Veyron Vitesse that was shrunk down by some kind of shirking device that Amalgam has at its disposal. Jokes aside, the company did say that the scale model is completely hand-crafted using the original CAD data supplied by no less than Bugatti itself. The involvement of the French automaker is enough reason to understand why the accuracy of the details of the Veyron is absolutely stunning. Amalgam even said that it takes 310 hours to build one scale model, and that’s just one part of a development process that roughly takes 3,000 hours, the equivalent of 125 days! It’s no wonder that the whole thing costs $15,000, and even after talking about it, I still haven’t gone to the best part of the scale model.

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2020 Bugatti Chiron Grand Sport

2020 Bugatti Chiron Grand Sport

After many years of development and several prototypes spotted on and around the Nurburgring in 2015, the new Bugatti Chiron finally broke cover at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Developed to replace the already iconic Veryron, the Chiron borrows many features from its predecessor, but sports design cues of its own, including a redesigned interior and a more powerful drivetrain. With Bugatti’s new hypercar already on its way to the production line, we decided to have a closer look at its roadster sibling, the Chiron Grand Sport.

If you feel a bit confused, you haven’t missed anything. Bugatti hasn’t launched the Chiron Grand Sport behind your back. In fact, the French firm has yet to make a statement about a topless Chiron, but we know such a model is in the books. Given that the Veyron spawned not one, but two roadsters, the Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse, there’s no way Bugatti will build all 500 Chirons in coupe body style only. Also, it’s only natural to assume that Bugatti will continue to use the Grand Sport name with the Chiron in order to take brand’s modern legacy forward.

Having said that, expect the Chiron Grand Sport to arrive in a couple of years as a 2019 or 2020 model year supercar. Likewise, look for Bugatti to attempt to establish a new world record for the fastest production convertible with the Chiron. But until we find out more about that, check out our speculative review and rendering below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Bugatti Chiron Grand Sport.

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1937 Bugatti Type 57 G Tank

1937 Bugatti Type 57 G Tank

Bugatti introduced the legendary Type 57 in 1934, laying the groundwork for some of its most iconic cars, including the Atlantic and Atalante. In true Bugatti fashion, the chassis of this high-performance road car was proven on the race track. The Type 57G took to the track in 1937, with an enclosed body that was quickly dubbed the "Tank." The Type 57G did Bugatti proud, winning the French Grand Prix in 1936 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 and 1939. The Le Mans victory was the first major international win for Bugatti. Just three Type 57G Tanks were produced, but what the car lacked in production numbers it more than made up for in results. Some accounts say that the Type 57Gs won every major race they were entered in. At the end of the 1939 Le Mans race, Bugatti was 26 miles ahead of the second-place car.

One of the streamliners disappeared after the Paris Auto Salon in 1936, and another Type 57G was destroyed in a tragic testing crash that killed Jean Bugatti shortly after it had won Le Mans in 1939. Legend has it that the last Type 57G Tank survived WWII thanks to the forward-thinking Bugatti family, who buried the vehicle underground for the duration of the conflict.

The shape and paint scheme of the Type 57G Tank also influenced the modern Bugatti Veyron, in the form of the first "Legends" limited-edition car introduced in 2013. The new car had very different dimensions, but there’s a clear lineage between the two vehicles, most evident with the Legends edition 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille," whose blue-on-blue livery matches that of the surviving Tank.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 G Tank.

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XCAR Says Farewell To The Bugatti Veyron: Video

XCAR Says Farewell To The Bugatti Veyron: Video

XCAR’s look back at the Bugatti Veyron is an unusual one, in that it feels much more like a review of a current model than any kind of retrospective. But if ever there was a car where this approach makes sense, it is the Veyron. Bugatti’s own obsession with top speed has encouraged many people to think of the car as nothing more than a collection of numbers, and in that sense it has become somewhat outdated in the decade since its launch. But the car is much more than that, and even the monstrous power, speed and acceleration figures aren’t nearly as important as what an accomplishment it was to make that kind of power usable, and so long before other companies really had that part of the equation nailed down.

This video talks a lot about the car’s speed. Not in terms of 0-60 times or top speed, but about what that speed is like on regular roads; even country roads, which is where most of the footage was shot. That’s because the Veyron wasn’t built to be a track-only machine, and even if it took 10 years for a review that acknowledges this, we finally have one here.

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Making of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale: Video

Making of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale: Video

As a proper farewell for the 450th – and last – Bugatti Veyron ever made, the one-off La Finale was revealed earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, and now Bugatti has released a short video that, like the car itself, celebrates 10 years of the fastest production car this planet has ever met. If you’ve ever wondered what it took to build the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale (or the 449 Veyrons that came before it), then you’re in for a treat.

Although most of the build process has been glossed over for time considerations, the highlights are there as La Finale is hand-built at Bugatti’s Molsheim, France headquarters. The highlight of the video is the glorious moment when the massive 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16 engine and the seven-speed DSG are married to the main cabin of the car. The sheer size of the Veyron’s drivetrain components is absolutely remarkable.

Like the ending credits to a movie, the video ends by introducing us to some of the team members that have been responsible for building the Veyron. With the La Finale, the curtain has officially fallen on the Veyron, but the good news is that there is definitely a sequel coming.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Gets World's Most Expensive Exhaust: Video

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Gets World’s Most Expensive Exhaust: Video

You can get a lot of car for $40,000. The Ford Mustang GT, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R all come to mind, but each is still cheaper than the QuickSilver Exhaust Systems Titan, titanium cat-back exhaust for the Bugatti Veyron. At £26,760 or a little under $42,000, QuickSilver claims it’s the most expensive exhaust system in the world.

In this video, fitted to a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, it sounds absolutely monstrous. Titanium systems tend to resonate higher, giving the exhaust note a slightly higher timbre, and in this case it definitely makes the Veyron’s quad-turbo, 1,200-horsepower, 8.0-liter W12 sound a bit more unhinged. Veyrons have a unique sound anyway, and while you would never say they sound bad, this gives it more of an edge. We’d love to hear what it sounds like under load outside a garage.

Unless you’re a certified Bugatti mechanic (cool job, by the way), installing QuickSilver’s Veyron exhaust doesn’t look like something you would want to attempt. Lots of expensive carbon-fiber bodywork has to come off, including the rear deck lid and a sizable panel above the rear bumper.

As pricy as they are, titanium exhausts don’t really offer many tangible benefits for the street over traditional steel systems, which is why they’re use is mostly limited to race cars and exotics. They heat and cool faster, but that only provides slightly more power at low engine temperatures. They’re considerably lighter, but when you’re working with a two-ton, multi-million dollar car, you’re probably just doing it because you can. Mostly, they just sound cool and turn pretty colors when they’re heated up.

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Final Bugatti Veyron Will Be Displayed in Geneva

Final Bugatti Veyron Will Be Displayed in Geneva

Introduced 10 years ago, the Bugatti Veyron is facing retirement in 2015, when the 450th and final example will roll out of the Molsheim assembly plant in Alsace, France. To celebrate the event, Bugatti will showcase the final Veyron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, company president Wolfgang Durheimer revealed in an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

The final Bugatti Veyron is a bespoke version of the Grand Sport Vitesse model, and although Durheimer decline to unveil any actual details, the 450th supercar will feature a unique exterior finish — likely in carbon fiber — and a host of bespoke interior appointments. If custom iterations such as the Black Bess and the Ettore Bugatti are any indication, the 450th Veyron will feature custom door panels and sills, a special insert in the center console extension, and various other ornaments. Look for exclusive leathers and upholstery colors as well.

What won’t change on the final iteration of the Veyron is its massive 8.0-liter W-16. The quad-turbo engine will produce the same 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque that made the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse the fastest open-top production car in the world at 254.04 mph. With that much oomph traveling to the pavement through a seven-speed, DSG sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive, the Veyron needs only 2.6 seconds to sprint to 60 mph.

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

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2014 Bugatti Veyron "Ettore Bugatti"

2014 Bugatti Veyron "Ettore Bugatti"

Bugatti stunned the entire world in 2005 by releasing the Veyron, its first production vehicle in 10 years. At first it was powered by a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter, W-16 engine rated at 987 horsepower, which was later uprated to deliver 1,183 ponies. It is mostly know for being the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a record sitting at 267.856 mph. Its roadster version, the Grand Sport Vitesse, holds the same benchmark for the world’s fastest open-top with a top speed of 254.04 mph. Set to go out of production sometime in 2015, the Veyron is bidding the supercar market farewell through a series of "Les Legendes de Bugatti" special-edition models. The final version of the series — in all the series includes six special editions — pays tribute to Bugatti founder and designer Ettore Bugatti and Bugatti unveiled it just ahead of its official launch at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

As with most "Legends" Veyrons, it pays tribute to a very special person and an iconic Bugatti model from the company’s glorious past. This time around the French selected the Type 41 Royale, a 21-foot-long luxury car built in only six units between 1927 and 1933. Needless to say, this is a great way to send the current Veyron into the history books, while an even more impressive successor is being developed.

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Only 15 Bugatti Veyrons Left To Be Built

Only 15 Bugatti Veyrons Left To Be Built

Back in 2005, Bugatti launched the Veyron, a supercar that would end up becoming one of the most important cars of this generation. It’s already 2014 and 405 of the 450 Veyrons Bugatti planned to produce already have owners. That leaves 45 more Veyrons that are still in production. Of that 45, there are 30 current Veyrons that are already accounted for. That leaves 15 Veyrons that still don’t have an owner. Yes, we’re down to the last 15 models of the most iconic supercar of this era. Once all 15 find owners, Bugatti will no longer build the Veyron.

In some ways, it’s pretty sad knowing that we can’t look forward to more of those exclusive one-off Veyrons that Bugatti releases at the most inexplicable of times. On the other hand, it also feels like the right time to say farewell to the supercar.

It’s had a tremendous run over the past nine years, highlighted by numerous record-setting achievements as the fastest production car in the world. Bugatti is also responsible for some incredibly rare Veyrons that includes the recently launched Legends series.

But all good things really do come to an end, and the Veyron isn’t an exception to that. So with 15 models left before it rides of into the sunset, here’s a toast to celebrate the legendary life of one of the most iconic modern-day supercars.

Godpseed, Bugatti Veyron. Thanks for the memories.

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2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess

2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess

The Bugatti Veyron, the world’s fastest production car in its Super Sport guise, is nearly ten years old. Although in today’s automotive industry ten years on the market make a car obsolete, the Veyron is here to stay until the manufacturer sells its remaining stock. About a year ago, Bugatti’s stock included 50 units of the Grand Sport Vitesse roadster.

I have to be honest with you guys, I’ve never been a fan of the Veyron. Mainly because it was developed as a speed record car. It’s the result of Bugatti’s obsession with the McLaren F1, the production supercar that held the world record from 1993 until 2005. Unlike the Veyron, which can reach an intoxicating 267.85 mph on an oval track, the F1 was also a successful race car, proving itself at Le Mans.

Of course, with a luxurious interior and badge that speaks for itself, the Veyron is more than just a gas-guzzling, tire-wearing machine. Now that the supercar has reached its final months on the market, Bugatti has decided to sweeten up the deal with half a dozen of very exclusive models launched under the "Les Legendes de Bugatti" flag.

With the first four version already launched and sold out, the French automaker has just introduced the fifth special-edition model — the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess. Based on the record-setting roadster, the Black Bess pays tribute to a Type 18 model that was built in 1913 and delivered to aviation pioneer Roland Garros.

Named after an English race horse, the Type 18 Black Bess was built around one of the fastest pre-war Bugattis, a two-seater that was powered by more than 100 horsepower that propelled it to a top speed of 100 miles per hour. It doesn’t seem much nowadays, but it was lightning-fast in the 1910s.

Updated 06/12/2014: Bugatti unveiled a cool promo video for the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess. Check it out in the "Videos" tab. Enjoy!

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Video: This is How You Shoot a $3.6 million Bugatti

Video: This is How You Shoot a $3.6 million Bugatti

Being a car photographer can be one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs on the planet. Delicacy is important with this job, especially when you’re dealing with a supercar as exclusive and as expensive as the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti.

Car photographer Pepper Yandell recently had the privilege of shooting the exclusive Veyron and as the video shows, you really need to know what you’re doing to capture all the good angles of this supercar.

But Yandell clearly knows what he’s doing, pulling out all the photography tricks in his bag to showcase the Veyron in various angles. The play in lighting in these photos are pretty incredible, too. Yandell captures them beautifully, casting different shadows and highlighting different parts of the Veyron.

This video is a nice lesson on how to be a good car photographer. You can’t just rely on the car itself to create the photos, even if said car is one of the most unique supercars in the world. You need to be creative and find ways to emphasize all the positive qualities of the subject.

It’s easier said than done, but if you know what you’re doing, you can create photographic masterpieces the same way Pepper Yandell does on a consistent basis.

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First Three Bugatti Legends Models are Sold Out

First Three Bugatti Legends Models are Sold Out

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.

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Bugatti Sells the 400th Veyron; Only 50 Units Remain

Bugatti Sells the 400th Veyron; Only 50 Units Remain

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.

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Bugatti Launches Dynamic Driving Experience in North America

Bugatti Launches Dynamic Driving Experience in North America

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.

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The Art Of Bugatti Exhibit Coming to The Mullin Automotive Museum in Spring 2014

The Art Of Bugatti Exhibit Coming to The Mullin Automotive Museum in Spring 2014

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.

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2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Lang Lang Edition

2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Lang Lang Edition

The common response to hearing news like losing almost $6 million per Veyron sold is to make a well-crafted press release calling for an understanding of priorities.

But that’s not Bugatti’s style.

What the French automaker does best it seems is to build special edition Veyrons, even if it costs them millions just to get one model on the road.

Recently, Bugatti took a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, dressed it up real nice, and aptly named it after one of the world’s fastest rising classical musicians. This, dear friends, is the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Lang Lang Edition.

The ode to the classical pianist is clearly evident just by looking at the Veyron’s two-tone, black and white finish, which was inspired by the colors of a concert grand piano.

Moving inside, the door panels of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse continue the color treatment with white leather covers coming with black contrast stitching, something Bugatti says should remind people of ‘note lines." Continuing the piano inspiration are the number of gold plates made available throughout the cabin, including the EB badge on the steering wheel, center clasp, and even the fuel filler cap.

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2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" Edition

2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" Edition

In every company in the world, there are people that have helped elevate it to supremacy and some companies see it fit to celebrate its heroes. Bugatti is doing just that by preparing a series of six individual Veyron models, specially developed to pay tribute to the people that "have played a crucial role in its history and which have helped creating its mystique."

The first from this special series is called Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse "Jean-Pierre Wimille" Edition and, as its name suggests, it pays tribute to Jean-Pierre Wimille — a racecar driver that brought two Le Mans victories to Bugatti.

This special edition was inspired by the Bugatti 57G Tank that won the Le Mans in 1937. It comes with a two-tone paint job that features blue clear-coated carbon fiber and a light Wimille Bleu. Under the hood, this Bugatti Veyron stays bone stock, leaving it at the amazing 8-liter W-16 engine that delivers 1,200 horsepower and 1,100 pound-feet of torque.

The model will be making its world debut at the US The Quail/Pebble Beach set to take place from 16 to 18 August.

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2013 Bugatti Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition

2013 Bugatti Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition

A few days ago, Bugatti dropped a teaser image of what we thought would be the company’s long-rumored 1,600-horsepower Bugatti SuperVeyron. However, it looks like the teaser image was in fact for a special Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition built to celebrate the company’s latest record.

A Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel scored a new record for the company: it managed to hit a top speed of 254.04 mph. The result was achieved at the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien and was officially confirmed by German organization for Technical Inspection and Certification TÜV.

The special edition Veyron Vitesse WRC will be limited to only eight units and will be priced at €1.99 million (or $2.6 million at the current exchange rates).

Updated 04/26/2013: Bugatti has unveiled a first official video for the Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition that was unveiled a few days ago in Shanghai. The video offers a few shots from the car’s record-breaking exploits and offers a few more details on the supercar. Enjoy!

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2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Fire Finch Bronze Carbon

2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Fire Finch Bronze Carbon

The third - and last - special edition developed by Bugatti for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Fire Finch Bronze Carbon. As its name suggest, this special edition is painted in a nice "Fire Finch" tone - a color composition called "Ying & Yang" – used here for the first time.

Bronze-colored carbon was used for the car’s rear, the cowlings, the roof frame and on the A-pillars. A complementary brown "Fire Finch" has been used for the side panels, the rear air intake grilles and the exterior mirrors. The ventilation grilles and brake calipers are offered in a neutral black.

For the interior, Bugatti combined a powerful orange ("Burnt Orange") and a dark brown ("Coffee"). The steering wheel spokes, steering wheel center and 12 o’clock ring are in a polished-aluminum finish. To help set the interior off, Bugatti used Orange highlight stitching on the Coffee-colored leather center tunnel.

This one-off edition will be priced at €1.95 million - around $2.5 million at the current exchange rates.

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