The Story Behind the Bugatti Veyron L'or Blanc

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Check out how this very special car came about, with the video released to mark the start of a partnership between Bugatti and KPM.

Ettore Bugatti was known to enjoy experimenting with new materials, and so in creating the one-off $2.5 million Veyron L'or Blanc ('white gold') Bugatti was in one sense paying homage to its founder.

Teaming up with porcelain designer Konigliche Porzellan-Manufatur Berlin (KPM) was an easy choice as the artisans and techniques employed by this company are at the forefront of the niche industry. The finest porcelain features in the body panels of the 1,001hp, 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged Veyron L'or Blanc, as well as the inlays of the center wheel badges, oil filler cap, fuel filler cap, interior trim pieces and the signature EB badge at the rear. The aluminum and carbon-fiber body was also painted using similar patterns and techniques of those employed by KPM, with thin blue lines giving the supercar a stunning abstract look.

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The L'or Blanc was recently spotted on the streets of Paris, while a special edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport dubbed the 'Wei Long 2012' adorned with porcelain detailing was unveiled last week at the Beijing Motor Show. More models are expected from the newly forged Buggati and KPM partnership, and this video gives a brief insight into how these companies work.

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