Supercar Sunday: Bugatti Veyron "Legend Edition" to Debut at Next Month's Pebble Beach Concours
Bugatti is starting to sound like one of those VH1 reunion concerts: Brilliant in its time, long in the tooth and should be put out to pasture now. As someone who has had the privilege to experience first-hand what is undoubtedly one of the best cars that may ever be made, it pains me to say that. But it's true. The Bugatti Veyron was only ever supposed to find 300 buyers. But the car has soldiered on with a slew of special editions to keep going after its sell-by date. Unlike the McLaren F1, in which the automaker had the good sense to call it quits at 100 units, the Veyron is soldiering on with no replacement in sight. Now, we have the first of the "Bugatti Legends" editions, which should have their own show in Las Vegas. First up is the Jean-Pierre Wimille edition, named after the one of the most winning Bugatti racing drivers of all time, a multiple Le Mans champion who was also the last person to drive a Bugatti to victory. The new special edition car is based on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-top car in the world at 258 mph. It's finished in Wimille Bleu paint and carbon fiber that goes unpainted. The car will be debuting next month during Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance weekend in Monterey, California, from August 16 through the 18th. From there, five more "Legend" editions will debut, further stretching this car from its inevitable demise. We were expecting a super Veyron at some point or another to silence critics once and for all with some kind of horsepower figure so high that a Pagani Huayra would never be considered in the same vein. Instead, all we're getting is a new special paint edition of last decade's million-dollar supercar, no matter how fantastic that car may be. Source: Bugatti
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