2014 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ‘Ettore Bugatti’

As part of the Monterey Car Week (11 – 17 August),Bugatti is celebrating the conclusion of its “Les Légendes de Bugatti” edition (Bugatti Legends). One year ago, Bugatti launched the exclusive model series during the Monterey Car Week at the well-known and attended automotive events “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” and “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance” with the first Legend.

This year, the crowning conclusion will be held on August 15 at the same location with the world première of the company’s sixth Legend. It honors Ettore Bugatti, founder and patron of the brand, and is based on the historical model Type 41 Royale. As with the five previous Legends, only three of the final Legends model will be produced. It costs €2.35 million net. Bugatti is presenting all six Bugatti Legends together for the first and only time.

“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. “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.”

Ettore Bugatti is one of the most important figures of the automotive world in the 20th century.

He knew how to combine his family’s rich artistic heritage with his technological ideas and succeeded in creating the foundation for a design language that shaped the brand for years to come and made it unmistakable. The brand’s values of “Art, Forme, Technique” define this unique approach.

Under his leadership, vehicles were produced that were ahead of their 2 Bugatti times both technically and stylistically, and are today highly valued collectors’ items. Two such vehicles are the Type 57 SC Atlantic and the unforgettable Type 41 Royale that Ettore Bugatti built as the most powerful and luxurious car of its time.

It also serves as the historical basis for this Bugatti Legend. The lightweight construction designs of the 1920s, such as the Type 13 “Brescia” or the Type 35 – which was one of the most successful racing cars in motorsport history with 2,000 victories and podium finishes – are further notable representatives of the brand.

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Specs & Performance

 

type Limited Production Car
released at Auto China Beijing 2014
built at Molsheim, France
production 3
engine Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Quad Turbocharged
block material Forged Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Multi-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement 7993 cc / 487.76 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.4 in
stroke 86 mm / 3.4 in
power 894.8 kw / 1200 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 150.13 bhp per litre
torque 1500 nm / 1106.3 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
redline 6600
body / frame Aluminum Panels over Carbon Fibre Monocoque w/Aluminum Front Subframe, Hybrid VCarbon/Stainless Steel Rear Subframe
driven wheels 4WD
f suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission Electronically-Controlled Ricardo 7-Speed e/Dual-Clutch
tran clutch Haldex LSD Clutch