The Bugatti Super Veyron was just a dream and will remain one as company president Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber denies such a car. For those who don’t know, the Super Veyon was rumored to deliver 1,600 hp and capable of a 0-60 sprint in 1.8 seconds. For those who waited the new car, they can still order the Veyron as Bugatti will produce 450 units and currently the French manufacturer delivered 390 vehicles.
Each powered by the 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine delivering 1,001 hp. Still, Bugatti also offers the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, powered by the same engine but developing 1138 hp, enough to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 153 mph or 409 km/h.
Last weekend, Bugatti unveiled a new limited edition at Pebble Beach, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legend Jean Pierre Wimille, the first of its five Legend cars. Still, Bugatti President Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said to Autoblog that the company is busy working on something new, a replacement of the Veyron. This means that we expect to see a mind-blowing hypercar.
Bugatti's "Jean-Pierre Wimille" Legend’s interior and exterior design are similar to that of the historical Type 57G Tank race car.
The limited edition Bugatti Jean-Pierre Wimille Vitesse model boasts a body that is made entirely of carbon. It also pays tribute to Bugatti’s Type 57G Tank by sporting a blue paint finish, which is a color that is characteristic of the French racing cars in that period. Moreover, the Vitesse showcases the light and dark blue color split of the Type 57G Tank, often running across its entire body parts, which demonstrates great artistic and technical expertise and craftsmanship.
A perfectly crafted dark blue-colored exposed carbon produces beautiful contrast to the light blue paint finish (called "Bleu Wimille"). This “Bleu Wimille” was developed especially for the Jean-Pierre Wimille car in order to stay faithful to the 57G Tank’s original color. The vehicle’s entire front area, as well as its side doors and behind the doors, is also done in "Bleu Wimille." Only the front wing panels’ upper part has retained the dark blue exposed carbon, which reflects the stunning design of the 57G Tank’s "Wimille stripes."
What’s more, the car’s light blue paint finish can also be seen on the underside of its distinctive rear wing. The rear wing itself bears a striking silver silhouette of Le Mans race circuit, which is reminiscent of Wimille's first victory in that race event. The car’s further references to Jean-Pierre Wimille include the racer’s signature, lasered into the dark blue-colored tank and oil caps.