Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti
In early July of this year, French automaker Bugatti has announced that it plans to produce six special “Legend” version of the Veyron, in honor of the people who played a major role in the company’s history. The first of them was wearing a Jean -Pierre Wimille label , and was made in honor of the legendary driver of the company who won the 1937 and 1939 French Grand Prix and during World War II played a major role in the defense of the French Army against Nazi Germany.
At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show , French giant owned by Volkswagen, has unveiled a second special version that carries Jean Bugatti badge , in honor of the son of company founder Ettore Bugatti . Jean Bugatti (1909-1939) when he was only 23 years old designed by one of the most famous car companies ( Type 41 Royale ) , and later worked at the legendary Type 57. This young designer is loved and to test the masterpiece that was designed , and August 11 , 1939 during a test of one of the Type 57 model, which has just won the famous Le Mans 24 hour race , Jean lost control of the car and tragically died .
Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti design
Compared to the rest of the Veyron line , Jean Bugatti is distinguished by a special black and a mask made of platinum . There are also new wheels and a few signatures Jean Bugatti in different parts of the car . In terms of design, the biggest change is the color , and the way the seat , steering wheel, dashboard and doors in certain areas of special brown color , which is identical to that used on the classic Type 57SC Atlantic .
Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti engine and top speed
Under the hood lies the same 16.4L W16 engine that drives a standard Veyron with 1,184 hp , which should be enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 2.4 seconds and a top speed of 431 km / h.
Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti price and release date
Bugatti plans to produce three copies , and the starting price is not yet known . French automaker plans to produce six different models of Legend , three copies of each , also with an unknown price. It is also unknown which Bugatti legend will have the honor of having his name on the fastest production car in the world, and the next model should debut in a few months.