While makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have unveiled their latest creations at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti decided to only offer three one-off editions based on the current roadsters offered by the company.
The first one is a 16.4 Grand Sport Green Carbon - a model built to pay tribute to the Bugatti Royale built between 1926 and 1933.
On this special edition, the complete rear end, the engine cowlings, the roof trim strips, the door sills, the lower area of the front apron and the front bonnet are all painted in Green Carbon, while all the rest of the body features a very cool paint finish.
The car’s front wings and exterior mirror housings are in polished aluminum, while the 20-inch wheels feature a combination of green and silver two-tone Diamond Cut finish. The model also featues the motif of a dancing elephant - reminiscent of the Art Deco bonnet figure designed by Rembrandt Bugatti.
The same green-silver theme continues on the interior, where Bugatti combined green leather with silver contrast seams on the seats, the steering wheel rim and the gear lever.
This one-off Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Green Carbon is priced at €1.92 million (about $2.5 million at the current exchange rates).
Bugatti came to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with two specially designed Grand Sport Vitesses that want to prove the almost infinite range of exterior themes offered by Bugatti. The first Vitesse to be displayed at the show features a very cool Black Carbon treatment.
The model is distinguished by enlarged air intakes on each side of the radiator grille, lower air slit running back along the side to the wheel housings, a double diffuser and centrally positioned twin tailpipe. The supercar’s body is covered in black carbon and is combined with the brake calipers and the exterior mirror housings offered in blue along with the roof trim and the grille in polished aluminum.
For the interior, Bugatti is using a combination of Beluga Black and brown Gaucho leather. The cockpit, the three-spoke wheel and the center tunnel feature blue stitching, while carbon insertions are used on the door inserts, in the center console extension, on the iPad stowage surround, on the belt exit point trims on the seats and on a cover carrying the EB logo.
This one-off Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Carbon is priced at €2.02 million (about $2,6 million at the current exchange rates).
With 105 Veyron GrandSports left to be built, a renewed contract makes it clear that the Bugatti Veyron GrandSport will continue until the end of 2014.
The production of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was completed nearly a year ago, but the GrandSport is left to be sold-out. Since Bugatti’s contract with renowned transmission supplier Ricardo had recently ended, Bugatti had no other choice but to renew its contract with Ricardo in order to get the remaining 105 examples built. It is stipulated that the new contract will expire at end of2014. Once the contract runs out, no one really knows what will happen.
So, for those who would like to buy a new Bugatti — hardly anybody considering its $1.9 million price tag – you only have the choice of the open-top GrandSport and GrandSport Vitesse. With 105 examples left on the shelves, you have plenty of time to consider you purchase.
The Bugatti Veyron GrandSport is powered by an 8.0-liter W-16 engine that develops a total of 1,001 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Unlike the 252 mph hitting Veyron 16.4, the GrandSport is limited to 217 mph, which is still stratospheric for an open-top for a car.
One-off Bugatti Veyrons are nothing new in today’s world. Despite their relative commonplace, they are still among the most talked about one-off models in the world.
At the upcoming Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 event, the French automaker unveiled its latest one-off Veyron that was personally designed by renowned French artist Bernar Venet. Bugatti actually commissioned Venet to create the design of the one-off Veyron Grand Sport based on his artistic interpretation.
We’re big fans of Venet, particularly his Arcs sculptures. The man is considered one of the finest at his craft and works, and has received many honors, including the title of Chevalier de La Legion d’Honneur. So when Bugatti commissioned Venet to design a one-off Veyron Grand Sport, we anxiously waited to see what he’d come up with.
The result is, well, wow.
Not surprisingly, Venet put some touches of numbers, scientific formulas and mathematical equations on the car’s exterior and interior, an allusion to his acclaimed mathematical paintings, which are currently on exhibit at the Art Plural Gallery in Singapore. Equally interesting is the fact that these equations and formulas are the same ones used by Bugatti engineers when they were developing the Veyron. Another signature Venet influence on the Veyron is the rusted-metal finish applied to the supercar, which when you really look at it, makes for a pretty sexy two-tone color.
The Venet-designed Veyron Grand Sport will be on exhibit at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 from December 6 to 9, 2012.
Rumors about an open-top version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 circulated for a long time now, but we were finally able to see the vehicle during its official launch at the Pebble Beach Lodge on August 16, 2008.
Called the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the new Bugatti will be a roadster with a unique, removable roof. The open-top Grand Sport allows driver and passenger to feel even closer to the car’s breathtaking power. Those who consider the wind in their hair and the roar of a thoroughbred racing engine in their ears to be essential to true driving enjoyment will find their perfect motor car in this new Bugatti. Even with the top on the Grand Sport does not loose any of its fascination and conveys to the passenger a new exciting panoramic view.
Production began in Spring 2009.
Updated 01/27/2011: Bugatti came to the Qatar Motor Show for the first time ever and brought the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport along with them for the ride. It may be an old model, but it was the perfect occasion to reveal new images of the supercar, and to christen Bugatti’s first appearance. Hopefully they will grace us with their presence at future show! Check out the gallery to see the new pictures of the Grand Sport!
UPDATE 04/27/2012: Bugatti has unveiled a new video for their Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport showing the car in action with a closed roof. A second video presents the Blanc Noir version with an open roof. Enjoy!
Bugatti has decided to honor one of its biggest markets with three special Veyron Grand Sport models especially for the Middle East market. These three models have been revealed at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show and come in three different colors: yellow, blue, and green. The yellow Grand Sport is priced at 1.58 million euros ($2,150,000 at the current rates), while the other two are priced at 1.74 million euro ($2,373,000 at the current rates) each.
The first Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition combines a bright yellow body with black carbon insertions and black-tinted wheels. The interior shares the same color combination with yellow leather seats with black stitching and a black carbon console, while the dashboard, steering wheel, and gearshift are encased in black leather with yellow stitching.
The second Grand Sport model features a two tone exterior with blue carbon framed in polished, anodized aluminum. This model is highlighted with a special set of wheels in an aluminum polished and Diamond Cut two-tone finish, aluminum insertions on the front grille, and air intakes. The interior combines tangerine leather with dark blue Indigo leather or exposed blue carbon fiber.
The third - and final - special edition Veyron Grand Sport features a newly developed green carbon fiber exterior combined with polished aluminum on the rims, rear-view mirrors, and the EB-logo. The interior also combines green and silver to seal the color combination.
It’s not unusual for Bugatti to show up to a major auto show with some rendition of their Veyron supercar, and Frankfurt’s model is a special edition Veyron Grand Sport slathered with red exterior paint. It seems Bugatti brought the Grand Sport along because they’re having a bit of trouble selling the powerful convertible. Both the Veyron Coupe and Veyron Super Sport are sold out, but there are still 108 units Grand Sport available, from a total of 150.
So in an effort to move the Grand Sport right along in sales, Bugatti has graced the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show floor with this sultry red model. Everything about this car is red; the exterior, the interior, and the partially red wheels. It’s a fitting color considering there’s a fiery hot 8.0L W16 engine with 1001 HP under the hood.
Along with the beautiful Grand Sport on display, Bugatti also chose the Frankfurt Motor Show to officially confirm that an even more powerful Veyron Grand Sport has been prepared for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. This definitely smells like the Grand Sport Super Sport we caught testing just last month!
Just when we thought we had covered all of the special edition Bugatti Veyrons that have blessed us with their presence - remember the Veyron Sang Noir and the Sang Bleu? - a one-off Veyron pops up out of nowhere on a dealer website. The Veyron Grand Sport Sang Blanc was designed in 2010 at the request of a client in the UK and just one year later is on sale for an unrevealed price. The best part is that it only has 448 miles on the odometer.
The Grand Sport Sang Blanc was no doubt the customer’s answer to a tweaked Sang Bleu, which was only offered in a limited run of 20 units. The UK customer requested a Matte Pearlescent White, known as Bianco Canopus Matte, along with a black front grille, painted door handles, black engine covers, black roof rails, and a black exhaust. What was left was a uniquely pure supercar that was limited to only one. Take that, Sang Bleu!
The exterior finish was the only thing that was changed so anyone interested in purchasing the one-off special edition can still revel in the 7993 cc W16 engine that develops a total of 1001 HP at 6,000 rpm. That amount of power will get the supercar up to a top speed of 217 mph.
The list of standard equipment includes: iPOD connection, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, electric folding mirrors, Puccini sound system, additional glass roof, sport seats, white stitching throughout, diamond cut alloys with painted black center, and black brake calipers.
These days, everything needs to have more than one purpose. Our cell phones double as date books and mini-computers for access to our emails, our televisions sets now have the ability to become a fully-stocked video rental shop, and even our refrigerators can come with digital calendars and photo albums. With all of our technology expanding their range of use, it seemed only natural for industrial designer, Amadou Ndiaye, from Montreal, Canada to come up with a Bugatti concept that served its own dual purpose as well.
The Bugatti Altess Concept is more than just a car; it’s actually two cars in one. The first variation of the vehicle is a fully enclosed grand tourer that, with a few adjustments, can be transformed into a hardcore gentleman’s racer where the driver and passenger sit in the open air with only a small windscreen for protection. This transformation is achieved by removing the hood, roof, windows, and rear quarter panels and replacing them with a lightweight single-piece panel that allows to the sun to stream right in. A discreet spine bisects the car to keep it intact during the removal and addition of parts. The design for the concept was inspired by the 1930s Bugatti Atlantic, which was considered the most beautiful pre-war vehicle.
The process for transformation is kind of cool, as is having both a coupe and a roadster in one model, but as for seeing it in production form, that’s just not going to happen.
Next to the Veyron Super Sport Black Carbon Edition, Bugatti also brought theVeyron Grand Sport Matte White to the Shanghai Auto Show. Not much was changed for the fastest car in the world, but the new color combination adds an icy appeal to the overall look of the car.
As its name suggests, this special edition comes painted in matte white combined with blue carbon elements on the Bugatti’s lower section and blue finished alloy wheels. The interior is also painted in a crisp blue and is combined with white stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and gear lever. An aluminum console is also present to dazzle the potential buyer.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Matte White continues on with its 8.0L W16 engine because why on earth would anyone change that? This engine produces a spectacular 1001 HP and sprints the car to an impressive top speed of 217 mph.
"This Grand Sport is an example of the versatile possibilities customers have when designing their unique Grand Sport in co-operation with the Bugatti team", explained the President of Bugatti Wolfgang Dürheimer at the Auto Shanghai. "We will continue to expand the design possibilities for the Bugatti brand."
This special Veyron was specially built by the Bugatti customization team to its destined owner‘s exact specifications. That’t right, this baby has already been sold.
Bugatti is making headlines with their very first appearance at the Qatar Motor Show, but they did not display their latest Super Sport supercar for all to see. Instead, France’s legendary automotive marque opted to reveal the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the world’s fastest, most powerful, and most exclusive open-top car.
Like with the coupe version, the Grand Sport edition is powered by a 8 liter W16 engine that develops an impressive 1,001 hp at 6,000 rpm. This glorious engine will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in an incredible 2.7 seconds. Top speed goes up to 252 mph, but jumps down to 217mph with the top down.
"When I had the chance to test-drive the new Grand Sport for the first time, I was filled with excitement,” said Pierre-Henri Raphanel, Bugatti’s official pilot, "as soon as I shifted into second gear, I immediately knew this was a completely different car. Even with the roof on, the driving experience was more intense – I could feel it in my fingertips and at the base of my spine. The car was more precise with less understeer, almost as if you had taken some filters away from the suspension and the steering."
Bugatti made a fine choice for the maiden Qatar visit, but we hope next time they come packing a much newer model.
Bugatti’s second special-edition offering at the Geneva Motor Show is the Veyron Grand Sport Grey Carbon. Similar to the Royal Dark Blue, this one-off Veyron Grand Sport has already been sold for 1.65 million euros.
Even if you can’t get a piece of this Veyron - or the Royal Dark Blue, for that matter - you can actually hop over to Bugatti’s booth at the auto show and play a little customization game where you can tinker with your own Veyron according to your tastes, courtesy of Bugatti’s "Customisation lounge".
For the Grand Sport Grey Carbon, the upper section of the body – including the doors and side panels – is made of dark gray carbon fiber while the bottom part of the car is finished in polished aluminum.
The interior of this one-off supercar is the same as the Royal Dark Blue, with the exception of the car’s silver color not contrasting as much to the white stitching as its blue counterpart, thereby giving it a more regal and luxurious feel.
Press release after the jump.
It’s been quite some time since Bugatti has unveiled any other car at these motor shows that isn’t a Veyron, opting instead to keep churning out special editions of their $2 million-dollar ride. While the variety leaves a lot to be desired, we don’t really have a problem with it because it’s, well, the Veyron.
So when they revealed today two special edition Veyron Grand Sport models at the Geneva Motor Show, none of us are complaining. The first of these two one-off Veyron Grand Sport models is the Royal Dark Blue, which if you’re curious to know, already has an owner who paid an impressive 1.75 million euros for the supercar.
The Royal Dark Blue Veyron Grand Sport features a carbon fiber made bonnet with a monocoque and rear section that’s painted in Royal Dark Blue, the same color as the air intakes and most of the grilles with the exception of the highly polished radiator grille. The central part of the car is painted in Arctic White.
On the interior, the dashboard, center console, seats and interior trim panels are all made of dark blue Indigo Leather, while the steering wheel, seats, center console and gearshift knob are painted in white.
Press release after the jump.
It looks like Bugatti saved the best for last, because of all the special edition Veyron’s to be displayed at the Dubai Auto Show, the open air Veyron Grand Sport "Soleil de Nuit" is the only edition that allows you to enjoy ridiculous speeds with the wind in your hair and the sun on your bald spot. Like the Sang d’ Argent this Veyron is also one of a kind and destined for the Middle East market wearing a $2,270,000 price tag.
The Grand Sport "Soleil de Nuit" combines polished aluminum accents with the painted Black Blue Metallic skin of the targa top Veyron with a set of "Sang Noir" rims. However as appealing as being able to go over 200 MPH with the wind in your face and sand in your teeth in a unique super car is for Middle Eastern millionaires, we are almost positive that they will enjoy relaxing in the highly contrasting burnt orange interior as opposed to braving the elements.
Press release after the jump.
Bugatti is going from ultra-exclusive to uber-exclusive with the Veyron Grand Sport. The company has promised to make only 150 examples of the open top Veyron, and yet it feels the need to make a speciality version. According to Car the Veryon 16.4 Grand Sport will have a Sang Noir edition limited to only 15 units (like the coupe version) and will be launched after the "normal" 987bhp Grand Sport becomes available to customers in April.
It’s likely that the Grand Sport version will carry similar traits to the coupe. This means a redesigned front grille, a black background for the headlights, side mirrors featuring same color as the front grille, deep black exterior paint and custom alloy wheels in black.
Bugatti announced pricing on the 2009 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. The supercar will go on sale in March 2009 at a price of 1.4 million Euros ($2 million), which was in line with what was expected. It will be limited to only 150 units, with the first 50 of these going exclusively to registered Bugatti customers.
When the roof is closed, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport can match the fixed roof car’s 253 mph top speed, while speeds of up to 223 mph are possible with the targa-type roof off. Should it rain, there is a lightweight temporary roof can be opened up like an umbrella at any time. When this folding roof is in place, the car cannot go above 80 mph.
The first Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport was sold at the Pebble Beach Auction for $2.9 million ($3.19 million after auction fees.)
The Targa version of the Veyron supercar will make its world debut this August at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. According to some Inside Line sources production will begin in early 2009.
The Targa will get a removable hardtop, as well as an expandable fabric cover that clips into place. The chassis will be reinforced, and top speed will be limited to 217 mph.
The Targa will be built in limited numbers, around 75 or 80 units each priced with $250,000 above the Veyron’s price.
Is not just a rumor anymore: Bugatti confirmed today that the company is indeed working on a Targa version of the Veyron supercar and that will debut in 2009.
The variant with a removable hardtop "because there was no other solution which could fit with its safety cage," the source, a former Bugatti executive, said.
As the coupe version the targa version will also be limited to only 300 units.
Bugatti is a step closer to a Targa version of the powerful Veyron. The company ordered a total of 400 new engines and it would be a waste of money to keep them in stock covered with dust. So this is a way to make some extra money instead of flushing it down the drain.
Back in January there were rumors about a possible Spider version of the Bugatti Veyron. Now, according to AutoGespot, this is not a rumor anymore. The car will be produced and will be limited to 80 units. Compared to the 300 units of the Coupe version, this means the Spider will be more exclusive.