Bugatti revealed its latest limited edition: ‘Black Bess’ – its fifths legends model


Bugatti’s latest ‘Legend Edition’ Veyron Vitesse is this black and gold creation: the ‘Black Bess’. It’s inspired by the Bugatti Type 18, built from 1912-14, and nicknamed Black Bess for its all-black paintwork.

Bugatti has unveiled the fifth special edition Veyron part of its “Legends” series based on the Grand Sport Vitesse.

Here we go again. Time has come for a new special edition Veyron, this time paying tribute to the Type 18 “Black Bess” which Bugatti describes as being “one of the first ever street legal super sports cars.” The vehicle was powered by an inline-four 5.0-liter engine delivering more than 100 PS (73 kW) which was enough for a 100 mph (161 km/h) top speed. It was driven in several races by company founder Ettore Bugatti who managed to take the win in the 1912 Mont Ventoux hill climb.

The penultimate Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Legends” model will be limited just like the others to only three units, all featuring a carbon fiber body painted in black with gold accents. Light beige upholstery was used inside while the steering wheel received red Crimson leather.

As with all Bugattis in the Legends Series, the car will boast an 8-liter W16 engine, 1184bhp and a top speed of 254mph, making it the fastest production convertible in the world. It will also come with a €2.2 million price tag.

Updated: April 11, 2014 — 2:01 pm

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