Improbable as it may sound, Bugatti has somehow upstaged the already limited run Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with a special edition version of the very supercar. A special edition of a special edition, you ask?
That appears to be the case with the unveiling of the latest special edition Veyron Super Sport called the "Edition Merveilleux." The car, it turns out, was commissioned specifically for a 40-year old dude in China that goes by the name of "Simon." Details behind the Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux were not disclosed, although there’s a video of the car with all of Bugatti’s top brass, including CEO Wolfgang Durheimer, rolling out the one-off Veyron Super Sport. From the looks of things, Simon’s new ride features an un-painted carbon fiber exterior with matching blacked-out alloy wheels and a bright blue interior finish.
The video features some of the Bugatti execs being given some mic time to wish Simon a happy 40th birthday and if you can put two and two together, this one-off Veyron Super Sport appears to be a birthday present that the birthday boy bought for himself.
Hey, if we had that kind of money, we’d probably splurge it on a one-off model of a supercar that produces 1,200 horsepower and can hit a top speed of 268 mph. Unfortunately, it’s going to take us a couple of lifetimes to be able to sniff a Veyron, much less a one-off model of the Super Sport.
Guess we’ll just have to settle for gift certificates to Red Lobster then.
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Somewhere in Latvia, the minds over at Dartz are probably hunkered down in their shops looking for new ways to come out with some of the world’s most eccentric works.
Regarded as an aftermarket tuning company that has produced some off-the-wall projects, including the Prombron Nagel and the Iron Diamond, Dartz is back at it with a new program specifically for one of the world’s fastest cars, theBugatti Veyron.
Without proper regard for fine taste and clear aesthetics, Dartz went out and turned this Veyron into a screaming chrome red fireball that immediately draws attention to itself, as if the Veyron doesn’t already do that on its own.
We’ve seen a lot of re-styled paint finishes on the Veyron before - some gaudier than others - but never have we seen something shine in bloodshot red before. The mere fact that it comes with a quad-turbocharged W16 engine that dispenses 1,001 horsepower and a top speed of 260 mph seems to sit a little farther at the back of our minds at this point.
Check out the video of the "Chrome Red" Veyron by Dartz and tell us if that screams attention just by the mere sight of it.
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.