Bugatti Veyron 'Wimille edition' unveiled at The Quail

Bugatti has revealed the 'Wimille edition' Veyron at The Quail. It will be the first of six new special edition models celebrating the 'Heroes of Bugatti'

The first of six new special edition Bugatti Veyrons, the Wimille edition, has been unveiled at The Quail in the US. The blue Veyron was unveiled along side the Type 57G Tank – the Le Mans-winning Bugatti that inspired it.

Bugatti previously announced that it is to produce a limited run of six special edition Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse models, which will be known as the Legend Editions – commemorating six key figures in the company’s history. The model will be the latest in a long line of special edition Bugatti Veyrons.

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This model takes its name from Jean-Pierre Wimille: the driver who first piloted a Bugatti to victory at the Le Mans 24 hour race back in 1937. He also won the race in 1939. The winning car from 1937 is the inspiration for the Veyron’s colour scheme, blue clear-coated carbon fibre and ‘Wimille Bleu’ paintwork.

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Under the skin, nothing has changed, with the same 1183bhp engine as the ‘standard’ model. After an unrestricted run at the Ehra-Lessien test facility in Germany, the Grand Sport Vitesse is now officially the fastest convertible money can buy – topping out at 254mph.

The biggest interior changes include special dark blue tank and oil caps, which have the driver’s signature lasered into them and a circuit map of La Sarth, milled into the aluminium centre storage box of the car. The French flag has also been stitched into the steering wheel and gear lever.


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