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.
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.
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.”