Bugatti produces yet another Veyron special edition

19 Aug, 2014 12:48pm Oliver Kew

Bugatti blurs the lines between customer personalisation and special editions with one-off Singapore-bound Veyron 1 of 1 at Pebble Beach

The total number of different Bugatti Veyron special edition models has now passed 25 with this latest creation, the Veyron Vitesse ‘1 of 1’. Unsurprisingly, the 1 of 1 is a unique one-off specified by a customer in Singapore, and revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d-Elegance in California this week.

The black and yellow colour scheme is a nod to classic Bugatiis like the Type 41 Roytale and Type 55, which were painted black and yellow at the request of the company’s founder Ettore Bugatti and his son, Jean, who inspired one of the ‘Legendes Edition’ Veyron Vitesses. A Bugatti Type 44 is shown next to the Veyron 1 of 1 above.

Besides contrasting clear-coat and top-coated carbon fibre panels, the Veyron 1 of 1 also gets black and yellow grilles, wheels, and the customer’s ‘PL’ initials laser-cut into the front grille. More than 200 man hours have been lavished on the front grille treatment alone.

Inside, the 1 of 1 isn’t just a case of black leather and yellow stitching: the door trims feature laser-etched sketches of the Veyron’s silhouette, while the door sills are engraved with a portrait of the car’s Singapore-based owner. We wonder what effect that particular detail has on this €2million+ (£1.6m+) car’s resale value.

Veyron production is, after a ten-year run, soon to finish at the Molsheim plant in France. During the Veyron’s life span, 12 special editions of the hard-top model have been offered, across both the standard 16:4 and faster Super Sport variants.

The targa-top Grand Sport has seen 14 special editions so far, including six different ‘Legendes Editions’ with the final version revealed also shown at Pebble Beach. Because several of the special edition runs have spawned multiple cars, the total number of ‘special’ Veyrons is believed to be around 80 cars, of the total 400 coupes and convertibles set to be built.

However, Bugatti is working on more than just new paint finishes. Our spies have already caught a more powerful successor to the iconic quad-turbo W16 supercar testing, in anticipation of a 270mph-plus successor.

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