The final crowning examples of the limited editions Legend Series from Bugatti honours the ‘patron’ himself, Ettore Bugatti and is based on the historical model Type 41 Royale. As with the five previous Legends, only three of the final Legends model will be produced and will costs €2.35 million net.
Based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, the Ettore Bugatti series cars are powered by a 1,200 PS, 8-litre W16 engine that thrusts it from zero to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds. With a maximum speed of 408.84 km/h (254 MPH) with the roof down, the Vitesse is the world’s fastest production roadster ever built.
Taking inspiration from the 1932 Type 41 Royale, the Ettore is made of hand-polished aluminium and finished with a clear coating (Bugatti is the only manufacturer in the world to do this on a production vehicle), the other sections of the body are finished with dark-blue exposed carbon.
Unique to the Ettore Bugatti Legend Series cars, the new wheels are based on one of the most famous wheel rim designs in automotive history, the famous eight-spoke wheel created by Ettore Bugatti for his racing cars, like the famous Type 35.
Also unique (and further underlining the ultimate status of this series) to the Ettore is the distinctive Bugatti horseshoe and the EB logo at the rear are produced in platinum!
Bugatti have used two types of leather for the first time in the “Ettore Bugatti” Legend – traditional calf’s leather in a natural brown (Brun Cavalier) throughout the vehicle interior. In contrast the parts that are typically touched by hand including the steering wheel, gear lever, door handles, centre console armrest the roof module are all jacketed in an exclusive, natural cordovan leather.
Bugatti uses the finest tanning techniques to prepares these leathers (tanning alone takes around 6 is using this skilfully created leather – the tanning process alone takes around six months) more typically seen in the finest quality shoes.
Bugatti is presenting all six Bugatti Legends series cars together for the first and only time at this year’s “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” on the 15th of August and also on Sunday, August 17 at the “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance” in California.