Trust Bugatti to come with special editions every six months. In April this year, Bugatti introduced the Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Now, Bugatti has released a new promotional video highlighting the special edition.
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess pays tribute to the Type 18 Black Bess which “went down in automotive history as one of the first ever street legal super sports cars.” As a result, the Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess echoes its predecessor as it adopts a black exterior and 24-carat gold accents.
The penultimate Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Legends” model will be limited just like the others to only three units, all featuring a carbon fiber body painted in black with gold accents. Light beige upholstery was used inside while the steering wheel received red Crimson leather.
The dash panel, dashboard, cowl panel and door trim panel are covered in Havanna leather and the door panels feature the Type 18 “Black Bess” and the Morane Saulnier Type H, an airplane which belonged to Roland Garros who was one of the seven people who bought the Black Bess.
The cabin also receives a minor tweaks makeover as it features Beige and Havanna leather upholstery as well as hand-painted leather door panel inserts. There’s also rosewood trim, gold accents and “Les Légendes de Bugatti” badging.
Powering the limited edition is a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces a whopping 1200 PS (882 kW) of max power and a humongous 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. The W16 mill is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which propels the car to 100 km/h from rest in just 2.6 seconds. The car can hit a top speed of 408.84 km/h (253 mph) with its roof down.