As the fifth member of the “Bugatti legends” family – Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess has been unveiled, many people started asking one question – are there any significant modifications that help distinguish this edition from the common Vitesse? Well, there is a good news for the car collectors. The Vitesse Black Bess features 24-carat gold-plated details as well as hand-painted leather interior. Buyers will have to spend $2,5 million for this unique vehicle. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess is limited to only 3 units. The premiere of the car was at 2014 Beijing Motor Show at the China International Exhibition Center.
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The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by the brand`s 8-litre W16 engine. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km) in 2.6 seconds. The Vitesse has a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h (254mph).
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess Design
Bugatti designers have used for the first time a hand-painting technique in Black Bess interior. The cabin combines light Beige and Havana colors. Leather features images of the legendary airplane of the French aviator Roland Garros and the iconic race car Bugatti Type 18 Black Bess.
The fifth model in the Legends Lineup is constructed of carbon fibre. There are gold-plated elements such as EB logo. The black exterior finish contrasts with Golden adornment on the front grille, and stripes finished with gold paint on the car`s surface.
The fifth Bugatti Legend car commemorates the Bugatti Type 18 Black Bess which was the fastest road car in early 20 century. It was built from 1912 to 1914. The car was powered by a 4-cylinder 5 l. engine that produced 100 PS. The two-seater reached a maximum speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). The Type 18 featured 2.45 m wheelbase and was 1.25 m wide.
The Bugatti Type 18 Black Bess was driven by Ettore Bugatti himself. There were only seven cars produced. One of the first owners was the aviator Roland Garros who believed that this Bugatti vehicle could run as fast as an airplane.