Bugatti has unveiled the sixth and final “Les Légendes de Bugatti” edition Veyron. Unveiled in a press release issued today is the “Ettore Bugatti” Legend Veyron, which honors the company founder, Ettore Bugatti.
“Ettore Bugatti is our ‘patron.’ His demand that an automobile be a perfect harmony of technology and aesthetics still applies to us today,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S, in the press release. “Ettore Bugatti always strived for the creation of a total work of art. His ideas and vehicles set the foundation stone for an automobile brand that was lauded then and now as the most valuable in the world. Ettore Bugatti himself is a legend. It was clear from the start that we should dedicate the final Legends model to him personally.”
The design for the Ettore Bugatti Legend was inspired by the Type 41 Royale, one of Bugatti’s finest creations. From the chassis number of 41111, to the two-tone color exterior, Bugatti did a great job of paying homage to the Type 41 Royale. For the first time, Bugatti used clear-coated aluminum for the entire front and side panels, including the hood, mirror bases and housings, exterior door handles, corners of the bumpers, wings and doors.
Also adding to the exterior’s appearance are the diamond-cut wheels that were specially cut for this vehicle. The colors of the wheels were also finished to match the dark-blue finish of the car itself.
Inside, Bugatti used two types of leather for the first time. Traditional calf leather in a natural brown color is used throughout the car, while areas that are touched by hands, such as the gear lever and door handles, are covered with natural cordovan leather.
Paying tribute to the Type 41 Royale is a platinum-coated dancing elephant in the cover of the rear center box. This figure is reminiscent of the hood ornament found on the Type 41 Royale, which was originally sculpted by Ettore Bugatti’s brother, Rembrandt Bugatti.
This new model will be displayed publicly at The Quail and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the same location where Bugatti first unveiled the exclusive model series a year ago. Bugatti will also be presenting one of each of the Bugatti Legends editions for the first and only time.
The cost of the car is set at €2.35 million net, which translates to roughly $3,138,000 USD.