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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Unveiled

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.

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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