This was an expensive mistake.
There's only one Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L'Or Blanc in the world, but the owner struggled to keep the rare supercar under control during the recent Supercar Owners Circle Club event in Switzerland hosted at Gstaad Airport. During the end of a high speed run on the airport runway, the driver of the Bugatti slams on the brakes, but the convertible supercar fails to stop in time and slams into some hay bales at the end of the runway.
As you can see in videos posted on social media, the airbrake deploys but even this fails to bring the car to a halt in time as the tires screech under braking.
Luckily, the damage is relatively minor. At such a high speed, this could have been a lot worse. While it's difficult to survey the damage in the video, reports claim the front grille was damaged in the incident and the car will need a new bumper, which won't be cheap to replace considering the car has a unique exterior.
What makes the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L'Or Blanc so unique? It was the first time a car's body and interior were fitted with porcelain elements. Yup, porcelain.
Created in collaboration with Bugatti and the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin, the bespoke Bugatti features wheel center caps, a fuel filler cap, and 12 interior trim pieces made of porcelain, while the hand-painted blue lines applied to the eye-catching exterior are inspired by porcelain painting. It reportedly cost the owner $2.5 million when it was built in 2011, so they should have no trouble covering the repair costs.
Like the regular Grand Sport Vitesse, the one-off Bugatti is powered by an 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine generating 1,200 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque, enabling a 0-62 mph sprint time of 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 233 mph.