Bugatti Veyron Wimille Edition Makes Public Debut at Pebble Beach [Photo Gallery]
Part of a series which consists of six vehicles that celebrate the manufacturers past heroes, the newly-introduced version is named after Jean-Pierre Wimille, the French driver that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race twice (1937, 1939) while driving a Bugatti 57G Tank.
Scheduled to be built in only three examples (with a ludicrous price tag that has yet to be revealed), the new special edition sports a blue clear-coated carbon fiber and a light Wimille Bleu exterior paint job, a body-matching interior, embroidered headrests, and “Les Legendes de Bugatti”badging.
No engine modifications have been announced, which means that the Wimille Edition is motivated by the familiar quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that delivers 1,200 HP and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque. The astounding amount of power enables the Grand Sport to reach a top speed of 253 mph (408.84 km/h), making it the world’s fastest convertible.
❐ Check out the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille photo gallery