Honoring Ettore Bugatti and the Type 41 Royale, the sixth and final 'Legends' Veyron will join the other five at Pebble Beach to show you what $19 million (before taxes) looks like. It also might be the most beautiful Veyron ever built.
Yet just take a look at this car and suddenly, spending $3.14 million (plus taxes) on one of the three Ettore Bugatti Veyrons starts to make sense. It's also a compact car compared to the 1932 Type 41 Royale that inspired it.
The front part of the Ettore Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is made of hand-polished aluminum finished with a clear coating (Bugatti claims to be the only manufacturer to use clear-coated aluminum on a production vehicle). The rear part is dark-blue exposed carbon fiber.
The dark-blue polished rims are also unique to the car, featuring Ettore's famous eight-spoke design. The Bugatti horseshoe grill and the EB logo at the rear is platinum, because platinum beats gold. Ettore's signature is also engraved into the tank and oil cap painted in silver.
Inside, Bugatti is using two types of leather. One is traditional calf's leather in Brun Cavalier (Read: Brown) used on parts that are typically touched by hand while the other is cordovan leather on the switches in the door trims and in the roof module. Bugatti is using the same extremely time consuming tanning process for the leather as high-end shoemakers, and it shows because that steering wheel looks wonderful indeed.
The exposed blue carbon goes nicely with the brown leather and the dark-blue stitching on the seats. Of course the jewel of the cabin is the platinum-coated dancing elephant, which was originally designed by Ettore's brother Rembrandt and was the hood ornament of the Type 41.
It's quite a package, and as far as the performance and comfort goes, just as impressive as the Type 41 Royale was back in its day.
That car had a 12.7-liter engine with the three valves per cylinder producing around 300 horsepower peaking under 2,000 rpm. It was also 21.3 feet long and approximately 6,600 lbs with a 50 gallon fuel tank. So, the Veyron is more economical too...
I want to touch it, floor it, touch it and floor it, and again and again until those Michelins melt...