Bugatti new Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron Edition. The following renderings released last month, Bugatti unveiled Jean-Pierre Wimille ultra limited edition Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse at Pebble Beach. The first of the six “Legends Bugatti”, based on the Grand Sport Vitesse honors Jean-Pierre Wimille, Bugatti’s racing driver, who won the Le Mans 24 hours race twice with Bugatti Type 57G Tank in 1937 and 1939.
Limited edition Bugatti is joined at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance of its source of inspiration, 1937 57g tank, which was made available to the Bugatti’s famous Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.
Limited to three units, Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition features a design inspired by the 1937 Le Mans winning Bugatti Type 57g tank. Technically, the machine is identical to the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse: it has an 8-liter W16 engine with 1,200 HP and 1,500 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and holds the record for the fastest open-top sports car production, which reached a top speed of 408.84 km/h (253 mph), with the top down.
The car’s paint scheme, combining dark blue and is similar to that of the type 57G tank, with dark blue carbon in light blue contrast “Bleu Wimille” paint specially developed for this model. A number of details are reminiscent of Wimille, such as silver silhouette from the Le Mans racing circuit in which he scored his first victory of the Bugatti and signature of the driver laser engraving in dark blue tank and oil caps.
And for interior, Dual color scheme-ton continues, with headliner, footwells, and insertions of the upholstered chairs are in “Bleu Wimille”. The backrests and seats, dashboard, center console and doors are finished in a closed “Blue Lake”. There is also a special decorative seams in the French national colours; blue, white and red, which can be seen on the steering wheel and gear lever.
Head restraints have been adorned with signature stitched by Jean-Pierre Wimille, adding yet another climax in “Bleu Wimille”. The silhouette of the Le Mans track can be found under the EB logo on the lid, centerbox while “Les Légendes Bugatti” logo is displayed in the console and Center’s thresholds range doors, along with the portrait and signature of Wimille.