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 |  Aug 17 2013, 9:01 AM

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A few weeks ago, Bugatti announced that it would be kicking off a series of special edition Veyron models that celebrate some of racing’s greats.

The first of those Veyron Legends is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legends Jean-Pierre Wimille, which made its official public debut at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Limited to just three units, the supercar has a two-tone exterior that draws its inspiration from the Bugatti Type 57G Tank which Wimille piloted to a Le Mans 24 Hours victory in 1937.

Accenting the special edition vehicle, which is Bugatti’s 16th for the Veyron, are Le Mans-inspired graphics and laser-etched logos of Jean-Pierre Wimille’s autograph. Inside, the two-tone interior features Blue Wimille and Lake Blue leather upholstery contrasted by light blue stitching. The headrests are also embroidered while blue carbon fiber trim and special “Les Legendes de Bugatti” celebrates the special edition lineup.

Under the hood, performance remains the same with 1,200 horsepower from its quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine. Backed by 1,106 lb-ft of torque, the Veyron is a true supercar blasting to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds.

GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Legends Jean-Pierre Wimille

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