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Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille”.
Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille”

Bugatti is planning on releasing six special edition vehicles based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which are dedicated to celebrating the men that helped shape the famed automaker’s history. The series is called the ‘Les Légendes de Bugatti’, meaning Bugatti Legends. They have revealed the first car which is dedicated to Bugatti Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille, who won Bugatti two victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937.

1937 – Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist after winning Le Mans for Bugatti for the first time.
1937 – Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist after winning Le Mans for Bugatti for the first time

Wimille’s winning blue Bugatti 57C Tank from 1937 serves as the inspiration behind this special edition vehicle.  The Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti  Legend Vitesse features  blue paintwork finish, similar to Wimille’s race car. It also has blue clear-coated carbon fiber.

Three examples of the Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse will be created, with one making its debut at the upcoming 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille”.
Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille”

In the coming months Bugatti will be unveiling the other five cars in the series, with all of them being based around the Grand Sport Vitesse. Bugatti says: “In each case, this care has resulted in vehicles in which the authenticity of the past is combined with the modern design, the sportive superlative and the luxurious comfort of Bugatti as an icon of the present. With these Bugatti Legends we are giving history a modern makeover.”

Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille”.
Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse “Jean-Pierre Wimille”.
Design sketch of the Bugatti Legend “Jean-Pierre Wimille”.
Design sketch of the Bugatti Legend “Jean-Pierre Wimille”.
Design sketch of the Type 57 G Tank, the winning race car from 1937.
Design sketch of the Type 57 G Tank, the winning race car from 1937.
esign Sketch of the Type 57 G Tank.
esign Sketch of the Type 57 G Tank.
Pierre Veyron (from left) and Wimille (far right) with Jean Bugatti (between them) in front of the Type 57G Tank.
Pierre Veyron (from left) and Wimille (far right) with Jean Bugatti (between them) in front of the Type 57G Tank.
Jean-Pierre Wimille (1908 – 1949).
Jean-Pierre Wimille (1908 – 1949).
The winner of Le Mans 1937: Jean-Pierre Wimille in the Typ 57G Tank.
The winner of Le Mans 1937: Jean-Pierre Wimille in the Typ 57G Tank.

 

(Source: Bugatti)

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