Luxury supercar maker Bugatti decided to honour its heroes who played vital role in the development of the company by introducing six exclusive models under ‘Les Légendes de Bugatti’ badge. The last car from this special series, Ettore Bugatti was showcased at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The Ettore Bugatti Legend is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, as are all the other Legends. The super sports car is powered by a 1,200 PS, 8-litre W16 engine that transmits 1,500 Nm at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm to the tarmac and propels it from zero to 100 kph in 2.6 seconds. With a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h (254 MPH) with the roof down, the Vitesse is the world’s fastest production roadster ever built.
Ettore Bugatti is one of the most important figures of the automotive world in the 20th century. Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. said, “Ettore Bugatti always strived for the creation of a total work of art. His ideas and vehicles set the foundation stone for an automobile brand that was lauded then and now as the most valuable in the world. Ettore Bugatti himself is a legend. It was clear from the start that we should dedicate the final Legends model to him personally.”
Tthe Bugatti Veyron Ettore Bugatti special edition was showcased at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week and is priced at Rs 19.2 crore (exclusive of taxes and duties). Bugatti also showcased the other five special Grand Sport Vitesse models: Black Bess, Rembrandt Bugatti, Jean-Pierre Wimille, Meo Constantini and Jean Bugatti at the event.
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