Auto China 2012: Bugatti unveils one off Grand Sport “Wei Long 2012”

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 23, 2012

Bugatti introduced today at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing the Grand Sport “Wei Long 2012”, a one off model equipped with unique porcelain dragon relief parts at the in- and outside paying homage to the year of the dragon. Developed in collaboration with Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin, the new Bugatti Grand Sport “Wei Long 2012” features dragon relief sculptures on finest porcelain both on the body and in the cabin endowing the car with deep Chinese cultural heritage.

Moreover, the same dragon sculptures are found on the oil and fuel cap. The vehicle features a carmine red interior fitted with headrests embroidered with the Chinese “Dragon” character and handcrafted silk floor mats featuring Chinese “Dragon” character. Furthermore, the interior received a center piece with a white porcelain dragon relief sculpture.

The vehicle is powered by the 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine delivering an impressive 1,000 hp and able to push the car to a top speed of 407 km/h with the roof on. Without the roof the speed is limited to 350 km/h. The Bugatti Grand Sport “Wei Long 2012” is priced at 1.58 million euros.

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