Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Unveiled

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Yes, it does have a long name.

Despite rumors of a new Bugatti model (like a sedan) supposedly on its way, the supercar builder continues to roll out unique editions of the Veyron. And now at Pebble Beach, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Legend Edition has had its official debut. So who was this Jean-Pierre Wimille guy? He was one of the longest-serving test drivers for Bugatti back during its heyday before World War II. He unfortunately was killed in a car crash in 1949.

The car itself has a special two-tone exterior that’s inspired by the Bugatti Type 57G Tank that Wimille won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both in 1937 and 1939.

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The interior also features that two-tone styling with Bleu Wimille and Lake Blue leather upholstery complete with light blue stitching. Power, as usual, comes from that quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque and paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It’ll go from 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 253 mph. Other special add-ons include embroidered headrests and "Les Legendes de Bugatti" badging. Production will be limited to just three examples. Official pricing hasn’t been announced.

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