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Bugatti Celebrates Its Heroes: Jean-Pierre Wimille Edition Veyron

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Bugatti is honoring its “Bugatti Legends” with a special edition of Veyrons based on the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Six Bugatti Legends will be unveiled in the next 12 months, commemorating the renowned names which have played a crucial role in its history. The first Legend Edition is dedicated to the world-famous motorsports icon Jean-Pierre Wimille, winner of two Bugatti victories at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. Shining “in blue clear-coated carbon fiber and a light Wimille Bleu paintwork”, the inspiration behind the design of the “Jean-Pierre Wimille” Bugatti Legend is the winning race car from 1937. No changes have been made to the mechanicals, the Bugatti Legend “Jean-Pierre Wimille” is powered by a 8-litre W16 engine, 0-100km/h in 2.6s, 1,200 hp, max torque of 1,500 Nm. Limited to just three units, this first Bugatti Legend debuts at Pebble Beach in August. No word on price yet, but if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
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Design sketch of the Jean-Pierre Wimille inspired Grand Sport Vitesse
Design sketch of the Jean-Pierre Wimille inspired Grand Sport Vitesse

Design sketch of Jean-Pierre Wimille’s Le Mans winning Type 57G Tank.
Design sketch of Jean-Pierre Wimille’s Le Mans winning Type 57G Tank.

Top down sketch of the legendary 1937 Type 57G Tank
Top down sketch of the legendary 1937 Type 57G Tank

From left to right: Pierre Veyron, Jean Bugatti and Jean-Pierre Wimille
From left to right: Pierre Veyron, Jean Bugatti and Jean-Pierre Wimille

Jean-Pierre Wimille, as sketched by a Bugatti designer
Jean-Pierre Wimille, as sketched by a Bugatti designer

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