Bugatti presented its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti special edition, which represents the second model of the "Legend" series that is comprised of six limited-run models. This Veyron special edition pays tribute to Jean Bugatti, son of the carmaker’s founder and creator of the iconic Type 57SC Atlantic. Set to be showcased at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti special edition dons a jet black, clear-coated carbon fiber exterior finish and features diamond-cut alloys.
The front grille’s surround is made of Platinum, with Jean Bugatti's signature etched onto the fuel and oil caps. The special edition’s steering wheel, instrument panel, seats, door panels and dashboard are covered with chocolate brown leather, complemented by the "Type 57" embroidered onto the doors using contrasting beige silk thread.
The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti special edition is powered by a W16 8.0-liter quad-turbo engine that provides up to 1,200 hp (882 kW) of output and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft) of torque, allowing the unit to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean Bugatti will be limited only to three units and will have a starting price of EUR2.28 million before taxes.
One of the most extraordinary designs created by Jean Bugatti has to be the Type 57SC Atlantic, one of the most exclusive and exceptional sport coupés ever built and ranking among the most expensive vintage cars in the world. The Legend vehicle unveiled in Frankfurt is a call back to La Voiture Noire (‘The Black Car’), an Atlantic model which was driven by Jean Bugatti himself and has been lost since the Second World War.