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Do you like redundancy? Do you like fast cars? Then you’ll love the latest special edition Bugatti, which features the automaker’s name in it… twice.
Bugatti, in a quest to produce what they call the “fastest artwork ever,” enlisted the help of French conceptual artist Bernar Venet, and came up with the Veyron Grand Sport Venet.
Bugatti is paying homage to its founder, Ettore Bugatti, by bringing a custom yellow and black Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport to the 2012 Qatar Motor Show. The horizontally-split yellow body with black carbon represents Ettore Bugatti’s favorite colors and shows of Bugatti’s continued tradition off different color schemes and materials to create unique cars.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the world’s fastest, most powerful and most luxurious open-top car and this yellow and black creation surely gives it a race-inspired look. On the inside, the seats are finished in a yellow-colored leather with black stitching while the center console is in black carbon and the dashboard, steering wheel and gearshift are made of black leather with yellow stitching.
Bugatti also confirmed that the Veyron Coupe’s production has ended, with the final order placed in June 2011. The Grand Sport however is limited to 150 units with 105 still available at around $1.8-million.
GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Bugatti debuted a trio of special edition Veyron Grand Sports for the Middle East at the Dubai International Motor Show, each sporting a unique two-tone color scheme with a matching or contrasting interior theme. Each sport a horizontal color split aimed to “honor the very important Middle East market”.
The first of the three sport a yellow top body and a black carbon underside, contrasted by black tinted wheels. On the inside it packs a flamboyant yellow leather interior with black stitching. The scheme can also be seen on the dashboard, steering wheel and gearshift. Price? A mere $2.15 million.
The second Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition features a blue carbon top with a polished anodized aluminum bottom. This special edition Grand Sport is further set off by a set of aluminum polished Diamond Cut wheels with a two-tone finish. For the inside, the interior features a contrasting tangerine leather while the door panels, dashboard, steering wheel and console are finished in a dark blue Indigo leather or carbon fiber. That one’s available for just $2.36 million or so.
Lastly, at the same price of $2.36 million or so, one can get a green carbon fiber with polished aluminum Veyron Grand Sport. The rims, rearview mirrors and logos are also finished in polished aluminum. On the inside, green and silver leather matches the exterior two-tone theme.
GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Editions
With so many color combinations that Bugatti has to offer, you’d think almost every Veyron Grand Sport out there is a one-off. But there is truly a completely unique and one-off Grand Sport in the world, called the Sang Blanc, and it features an exotic Bianco Canopus Matt exterior finish. And now the matte white pearl Grand Sport is up for sale with just 448 miles on the odometer.
The Sang Blanc was originally built for a customer in the UK, but with a left-hand drive configuration. Contrasting the matte white pearl exterior are some black detailed accessories including the front grille, brake calipers, door handles, engine covers, roof rail and exhaust tips. It’s a 2010 model and comes with the infamous 8.0L W16 powerplant with quad-turbochargers and 1001-hp.
GALLERY: 2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Blanc
As if Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport wasn’t extravagant or unique enough, the ultra-exotic auto manufacturer has unveiled a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle dubbed the L’Or Blanc. In collaboration with Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur, this Veyron Grand Sport features porcelain on its body and in its cabin. Stop rubbing your eyes, the most unusual material imaginable that can be used on a car has found its way on one of the world’s fastest convertibles.
True to Bugatti form though, the utilization of porcelain really stands for an experiment with new materials, something Ettore Bugatti exemplified. Presented in Berlin, the L’Or Blanc can claim to be the world’s fastest porcelain and carries a price tag of $2.4 million based on today’s conversion rates.
And really, as crazy as the utilization of porcelain is, its the unique blue and white-swirled exterior finish on the L’Or Blanc that really sets it apart from the crowd.
GALLERY: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L’Or Blanc
Hard to believe that it’s been eight long years since the Bugatti Veyron was introduced. And it’s hard to believe that the Veyron, a car for which Bugatti seems content to churn out limited editions until the heat-death of the universe, is actually nearing the end of its life.
Well, sort of. Only the original hardtop model gets cast off into the sunset; the 300 originally planned have all been sold to millionaires, oil sheiks, reality TV stars, and James Bond villains. Only the targa-topped Grand Sport remains, and Bugatti will keep building them until they receive an influx of complaints from men who have had their $400 haircuts ruined.
The mysterious European customer will take delivery in the fall and, Bugatti notes, “has never purchased a Bugatti before.” Good, that jerk had better save some for the rest of us.
Fashion designer Bijan Pakzad was famous for his Rodeo Drive boutique, which was dubbed “the most expensive store in the world”. While Bijan recently passed away from a stroke, his legacy will live on not only in the fashion world, but among automotive enthusiasts.
Bijan was lucky enough to own a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, and his own personal example was outfitted in his signature yellow and black paint job, to match his own hardtop outfitted in a similar scheme (shown above). The video below, featuring Bugatti’s director of design, explains how the car came to fruition – if you’re into gaudy supercars, today is your lucky day.
We believe Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport needs no real introduction as the convertible counterpart to Bugatti’s Veyron coupe. It weighs more, it costs more, but hey, you can hit 220-mph with the roof off.
Now with only 150 of these bad boys being made in the world, we wouldn’t imagine that a whole lot of units would be customized. But lo and behold, O’Gara Coach Company, a dealership in Beverly Hills, played host to this beautifully done matte white Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.
A lucky enthusiast was just passing by the dealership with his handy video-recording Canon DSLR and captured a video highlighting the vehicle to share with the rest of the world. How fortunate for us, because this Grand Sport is simply stunning. The matte white exterior is contrasts with red carbon fiber, striping and accents, giving it a truly race-inspired look. The wheels are finished in a matching flat white as well, while the interior is completely matched to the exterior’s theme. Even the engine bay receives a red and white treatment.
Video available after the break.