Bugatti Trademarks "Rembrandt Bugatti" Name, Possible Next Installment of the Legends Series
If you’re wondering what the next installment of Bugatti’s Legends Series is going to be, the French automaker may have given an indication with the filing for trademark of the Rembrandt Bugatti name.
If you’re not familiar on the name, Rembrandt is actually the younger brother of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti and he’s also the man responsible for designing the famous hood ornament on the Bugatti Type 41 Royale.
So why is this all important on this otherwise innocuous October day? Well, it appears that the next Veyron to be included in the Legends Series will bear the Rembrandt Bugatti name, following Jean-Pierre Wimile and Jean Bugatti in that ultra exclusive club.
The patent application was apparently filed with the European Union’s Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market by Audi’s intellectual property office for Bugatti. We doubt that Bugatti has a new model in the pipeline that will carry the Rembrandt name, so it seems that the move to trademark the name fits right in line with Bugatti’s recent run of special edition Veyrons.
Click past the jump to read about the first two Veyrons that make up the company’s Legends Series
The first member of Bugatti’s Legends Series is the 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 new Veyron Jean Bugatti edition was inspired by the Type 57SC Atlantic — the best model ever designed by Jean Bugatti. This special edition is constructed entirely from jet black, clear-coated carbon fiber, and it features platinum insertions on the staple Bugatti horseshoe on the front grille and the EB logo on the rear. It sits on black, diamond-cut alloy wheels.
For the interior, Bugatti is offering the same beige and brown tones used in the original Type 57SC Atlantic: the seats, instrument panel, steering wheel, dash panel, center console, door trim panels and windscreen cross member are chocolate brown, while Bugatti added contrasting beige on the center console, foot well, outer door trim panels and handle recesses.