Granted, Bugatti Veyron is no longer considered hot stuff and the carparazzi rarely pays any attention to it anymore. But you see, the Veyron has countless rare special editions. It is still quite an occasion when one of these special models is spotted in the wild.
Here we have one of the rarest versions of the French/German hyper car spotted in – where else than – Monaco. That’s where you go when you want to spot a multi-million dollar hyper car of which there is only four units in existence.
The model in question is a Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Jean Pierre Wimille, one of the four Centenaire editions designed in honor of Bugatti driver Jean-Pierre Wimille. This model is distinguished by its blue exterior color – an homage to the legendary Type 35 – garnished with chrome wings and doors.
Photos by DphotographyMC
Here’s a brief history of Jean-Pierre Wimille courtesy of Bugatti:
“Jean-Pierre Wimille was one of the longest-serving drivers at Bugatti. He only joined the team in Molsheim in 1933, but subsequently remained loyal to the brand, ultimately driving home Bugatti’s last-ever victory in 1947 at Bois de Boulogne in a 4.7-litre Monoposto Type 59/50 B. Wimille’s many previous successes included winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1937 and 1939. Achille Varzi was a member of the official Bugatti team from 1931 to 1933. He had already achieved many successes since 1928 driving a private Type 35 C, then later went on to win the Monaco Grand Prix, an event on Berlin’s Avus circuit and other races. As the setter of numerous world records for speed, the name Malcolm Campbell is firmly established in racing history. He also competed in countless “normal” races from 1911 and 1936, often piloting a Bugatti Type 39 A or Type 35, and he owned one of the legendary Type 57 S street sports cars. Prinz Hermann zu Leiningen’s career driving Bugattis began in 1927 when he purchased a Type 40 chassis, for which he had a racing body built. He went on to win a number or races in a privately owned Type 37 A before eventually standing in the spotlight of the international racing scene in a 35 C for several years from 1930 onward.”