Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition

The first of six Bugatti Legends has been unveiled at The Quail: A Motorsport Gathering yesterday. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition combines extreme performance with tradition and a touch of nostalgia as the brand celebrates one of their legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers.

Jean-Pierre Wimille drove 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937, driving a Bugatti 57G Tank co-piloted by Robert Benoist. He then managed to repeat the famous feat of endurance in 1939, this time supported by Pierre Veyron in a 57C Tank. The Veyron sat behind one of the winning race cars, a 1937 blue 57G Tank, from which it takes inspiration.

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All six Bugatti Legends will be based upon the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. It is officially the fastest series roadster in the world, achieving 408,84 km/h with the top down in April 2013. The achievement is centered round an eight-litre W16 engine delivering 1,200 PS and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h comes in just 2.6 seconds.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition

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