For those of you rolling your eyes—I get it. Bugatti seems to have surpassed its “limited edition” limits by constantly releasing new Veyrons. The Bugatti Legend Series, however, makes perfect sense while previous models may not! The Legend Series pays homage to six of the brand’s past heroes. The first was released at Pebble Beach and honors French driver Jean-Pierre Wilmille.
Special edition Veyrons are more about the special touches than dramatic exterior changes.
Jean-Pierre Wilmille won two Le Mans victories for Bugatti. One victory was in 1937 behind the wheel of a Bugatti 57G Tank and another in 1939 in a 57C Tank. The ‘Jean-Pierre Wilmille’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse boasts the same racing blue coat as the 57G Tank, which happen to be French racing colors of the era. But what lurks beneath the hood?
The ‘Jean-Pierre Wilmille’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at a glance:
- Quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine
- 1,184 horsepower. Gulp.
- 1,106 pound-feet of torque
- It absolutely destroys the 0-60 jump in a staggering 2.6 seconds
- Top speed is limited to 233 miles per hour
The 6 Bugatti Legend Series cars are based on the Vitesse platform and honor past heroes of the sport
The 1936 Bugatti Type 57G Tank: (for the curious)
- Inline 8 naturally aspirating engine
- 200 bhp
- Aluminum over steel frame
- Drum brakes (front and rear)
- 4-speed manual transmission
Those interested in acquiring the Wilmille Bugatti will have a tough time of it—just three will be created and they are certainly spoken for by now. The remaining 5 Bugatti Legend cars will be rolling out over the next year, and I expect they are also sold out.
The colors look fantastic
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