A while ago Bugatti announced they are producing six special edition version of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, each limited to three units, called the “Les Légendes de Bugatti” honoring the most influential names in the brand’s history. The third model, unveiled today in Dubai, is called the Veyron Vitesse Meo Costantini.
Meo Costantini was a close friend of company founder Ettore Bugatti and two-time winner of the Targa Florio. His name adorns a very special version of the car, featuring styling details and paint work inspired by his Type 35 race car. The wings, doors, the parts behind the doors, the “medaillons” and corners of the front bumper are finished in clear aluminium – the only car in the world with this feature.
The coolest highlight of this car’s exterior, however, is the silhouette of the historic Targa Florio race course painted on the underside of the rear wing.
Technically, the car is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Its 8-liter W16 engine achieves an unparalleled torque of 1,500 Nm from 1,200 hp at 3,000–5,000 rpm, and can accelerate from 0–100 km (0 to 62 MPH) in 2.6 seconds. The Vitesse was driven to a top speed of 408.84 km (253 MPH) with the roof down in April 2013, making it the fastest production roadster ever built.
Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Meo Costantini is priced at €2.09 million, excluding taxes and transport.