As it promised, Bugatti brought the first of its five Legends (or Les Legendes de Bugatti) cars at Pebble Beach this weekend. For those who don’t know, the first vehicle is dedicated to company’s longest-serving test driver, Jean-Pierre Wimille and it is based on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Under the hood of this beauty is the same 8.0-liter W16 engine developing 1,200 PS and a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm @ 3,000 – 5,000 rpm.
The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 253 mph or almost 409 km/h. Regarding the vehicle you see in the photos, this draws inspiration from the iconic Bugatti Type 57G Tank driven by Jean-Pierre Wimille at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1937.
The legendary vehicle won the 24 hour race and the new Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse features the same Le Mans-inspired graphics as well as lasered logos of Jean Pierre Wimille’s signature.
The interior features Bleu Wimille and Lake Blue leather upholstery and light blue contrast stitching. Moreover, we find embroidered headrests blue carbon fiber trim and special “Les Legendes de Bugatti” badges. According to Bugatti, the Legend “Jean-Pierre Wimille” Grand Sport Vitesse will be produced in a limited edition of just 3 units. [source: Bugatti]