Yesterday, we’ve told you that the fourth ‘Les Legendes de Bugatti’ edition (after the Jean-Pierre Wimille, Meo Costantini and Jean Bugatti) will be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show: here it is, this is the Rembrand Bugatti! For those who don’t know, Rembrand Bugatti was an exceptional Italian sculptor but also the brother of Ettore Bugatti, who became one of the most famous car manufacturers.
Rembrandt Bugatti is known for its dancing elephant sculpture (brand’s symbol) that decorates the radiator of the Bugatti Type 41 Royale. The new Rembrand Bugatti is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and has a price of €2.18 million Euro net. Just like the other ‘Les Legendes de Bugatti’ edition, the Rembrand Bugatti will also see a limited edition of just three units so hurry up if you want one!
As we said, the Rembrand Bugatti is based on the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which means that we find an 8.0-liter W16 engine that delivers 1,200 hp at 3,000–5,000 rpm and 1,500 Nm of torque. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254 mph) with the roof down.
Rembrand Bugatti had a special talent for capturing the movement of animals at their most expressive moment and the patina, the soul and the crafted character of his bronze sculptures were the factors that helped the designers to choose the colour and material choices in the new Legend car. As a result, the Rembrandt Bugatti" Legend Vitesse was designed in the "horizontal split.
The upper side features bronze-coloured clear-coated carbon, while the lower half is painted in an elegant light brown, "Noix". The famous Bugatti horseshoe gleams in platinum from the front grille, while the EB logo at the rear shows the same colour. Meanwhile, the wheels are painted in dark "Firefinch" and light "Noix" browns. Rembrandt Bugatti's signature has been lasered onto the petrol and oil cap.
The interior is completely upholstered with leather in light brown "Cognac". The rear centre box shows Rembrandt Bugatti's famous elephant sculpture, while door trim features braided leather in the softly contrasting colours of "Cognac" and "Coffee".
Platinum is also in evidence in the vehicle's interior, on the EB logo on the steering wheel. Other interior highlights are the bronze-coloured clear-coated carbon on the extended centre console with the lettering "Les Légendes de Bugatti" and Rembrandt Bugatti's elephant, and the door sill plates displaying the sculptor's portrait and signature.