Would You Like Tea In Your Supercar? Bugatti, KPM Bring Porcelain to Grand Sport “L’Or Blanc”
The limited production Bugatti Veyron already accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 268 mph (Super Sport). Now Bugatti is adding even more exclusivity to the $2.39 million supercar with the one-of-a-kind porcelain-enhanced Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc. Bugatti has teamed with German porcelain maker Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM) to design and build this pièce de résistance. The L’Or Blanc will be equipped with high-quality porcelain inlays on the EB badge on the trunk lid, the center wheel, and fuel and oil filler caps. Various interior panels have been replaced with porcelain pieces, some of which are embedded with the elephant relief by Rembrandt Bugatti, whose brother Ettore founded the car company. Finally, on top of the Veyron’s center stack is a specially made porcelain dish that can be removed for a porcelain picnic set exclusive to the model. “A number of superlatives are associated with porcelain from the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin: one says it has the most beautiful shapes and decors, it has the hardest weight and the whitest tone,” said Jörg Woltmann, owner of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM). “Now, it is also the fastest porcelain.”Source: Bugatti
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