Bugatti introduced the Legend “Meo Costantini”, its third model in the six-part edition “Les Legendes de Bugatti”. As its name says it, this special edition of the Veyron Grand Sport is dedicated to Meo Costantini and is reminiscent of the Bugatti Type 35 a.k.a. one of the most successful racing cars of all time.
The new supercar was introduced at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show and as we said it pays tribute to Meo Costantini, a close friend of the company’s founder Ettore Bugatti as well as the head of Bugatti’s factory race team for many years, but also a driver, winning the Targa Florio two times in the Type 35. The Legend Edition “Meo Costantini” costs 2.09 million euros, excluding taxes and transport, and if you want one you’d better hurry up as only three units will be available.
Just like the Vitesse “Jean Pierre Wimille and the Vitesse ”Jean Bugatti”, the Legend “Meo Costantini” is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which means it uses the same 8-liter W16 engine rated at 1,200 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque. With these numbers, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 408 km/h (253 mph) with the roof down.
In terms of design, the Vitesse Legend “Meo Costantini” is primarily constructed of carbon fiber. Moreover, the wings, doors, parts behind the doors, “medallions” (French) and corners of the front bumper are rendered in aluminum. The blue color on the carbon fiber parts references France’s classic motor sport color, but also the Type 35. The vehicle also features the Bugatti Dark Blue Sport color, developed especially for this model.
Meanwhile, the aluminum parts are hand-polished and coated with clear lacquer. As a reference to Costantini’s victory at Targo Florio, the Veyron Vitesse features the silhouette of the historic race course on the underside of the rear wing (air-brake) in Bugatti Dark Blue Sport. Stil, this is not all, as the supercar comes with the signature of Meo Costantini, which is laser-engraved into the aluminum tank and oil caps and painted in silver.
Inside, the roof, footwell, center sections of the seats and rear wall are offered in Gaucho color, a sophisticated cognac tone. The seat’s side cushions, arm rests, extended center console, door panels, dash panel, instrument panel and steering wheel are all trimmed in dark blue leather in the “Lake Blue” color.
On the head restraints we find embroidered Meo Costantini’s signature in Bugatti Light Blue Sport, while the rear center box features the silhouette of the Targa Floria race course.
The silhouette is portrayed in a milled and polished aluminium relief that has been attached directly below the EB logo on the cover, itself crafted from dark blue clear-coated carbon fiber. On the door panels, we find racing scenes and vintage car motifs, which have been laser-engraved into the leather trim. The interior trim of the door pockets and door handle recesses in “Bugatti Light Blue Sport” adds a dash of color.