The fifth Bugatti Legend has been unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show 2014. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess pays homage to the original Bugatti Type 18 Black Bess produced from 1912 to 1914. We took a closer look at it on the Bugatti stand.
Just like the five other Legend editions already presented, just three examples of the Black Bess will be produced. The original Type 18 Black Bess was one of the most important Bugattis of the pre-war era and ahead of all of its rivals. Under the hood, it was powered by a five-litre, inline-four cylinder engine delivering over 100 PS. Most importantly, the Type 18 Black Bess could reach an impressive top speed of 160 km/h!
The complete carbon fiber body has been painted black just like the original Type 18. Additionally, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess Legends Edition features a host of gold accents like the original with some of them actually being coated in 24-carat gold. Most notably, the Bugatti horseshoe grille is surrounded by 24 carat gold.
For all the official details of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess, check out our earlier article. For all the latest news from the Beijing Motor Show 2014, check out our dedicated news feed!