$3 Million Special "Meo Costantini" Bugatti Shown in Dubai
Bugatti, maker of the world's fastest production vehicle in the Bugatti Veyron, has just released the "Meo Costantini" Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, a special edition of the world's fastest roadster. The Meo Costantini is based on the race car driver and friend of Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti, and is the third model in the "Les Legendes de Bugatti" (The Legend of Bugatti) series. Costantini was the head of Bugatti's factory race team for many years and won the Targa Florio two times as a driver in the Bugatti Type 35. "Meo Costantini embodies the most successful era in Bugatti's racing history. When Bugatti created the Type 35, he inspired one of the most successful racing cars of all time. The Vitesse 'Meo Constantini' is reminiscent of the Type 35," said Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, president of Bugatti. The model was shown off in Dubai this week, after the first "Jean-Pierre Wimille" Vitesse debuted at the California Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, followed by the "Jean Bugatti" model shown off at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Vitesse's 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine has been previously clocked with a 0-60 mph at 2.6 seconds, and with a top speed of 253 mph. With impressive, silly numbers like those comes an equally impressive price tag: about $3,000,000. Source: Bugatti
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