Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's been a full year, boys and girls, since Bugatti revealed the first of its "Les Légendes de Bugatti" series, and now it's preparing to return to the same spot on the lawn at Pebble Beach to reveal the final version you see here. Saving the best for last, the Alsatian automaker is dedicating this final special edition to its namesake founder Ettore Bugatti – and not, as we previously suspected, to Elisabeth Junek. To honor Ettore, Bugatti has decked out this Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse in a particularly striking combination of hand-polished aluminum and blue carbon fiber. The cockpit is similarly decked out with blue carbon and two types of leather, along with all manner of special badges, emblems and plaques. As with the previous Legend editions, Bugatti will only make three examples, each priced at 2.35 million euros (equivalent to $3.14 million at today's rates). Even at such a sum, we're sure the company will sell them all in record time as it fills the last fifteen slots (12 after these three are sold) in its order book before the Veyron is retired for good. To mark the occasion, Bugatti will assemble one example each of the entire Legend series at Pebble Beach, bringing the Ettore Bugatti edition with the Jean-Pierre Wimille, Jean Bugatti, Meo Costantini, Rembrandt Bugatti and Black Bess editions all together for one multi-million-dollar swan song.