Bugatti’s sixth legend, the Ettore Bugatti, was on show in all its glory at the Paris Motor Show.
Based on the historical model Type 41 Royale, it priced up at €2.35 million, it’s named after in honour of Mr Ettore Bugatti – founder and patron of the brand.
The super sports car is powered by a 1,200 PS, 8-litre W16 engine that transmits an unequalled 1,500 Nm at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm to the tarmac and rockets 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, it’s the world’s fastest production roadster ever built.
Oozing with aesthetically functional beauty the car is made using pure and natural materials such as polished aluminium and the finest cordovan leather.
The design of the carbon body of the Legends model Ettore Bugatti is based on a 1932 Type 41 Royale with the chassis number 41111 and sports a “yin-yang” color split.
The front part is made of hand-polished aluminium and finished with a clear coating. Bugatti is the only manufacturer to use clear-coated aluminium on a production vehicle. For the first time, this material is used for the entire front and side panels including the bonnet, the mirror bases and housings, the exterior door handles and the corners of the bumpers, the wings, the doors and the regions just behind them, the so-called “medallions” (in French). The vehicle’s rear, sill panels and A-pillar trims are finished with dark-blue exposed carbon.
Based on one of the most famous wheel rim designs in automotive history, the polished, diamond-cut wheel rims were specially developed for this vehicle and color-coordinated with a dark-blue finish.
The distinctive Bugatti horseshoe and the EB logo at the rear shine out in platinum and underscore the gleaming exterior appearance of this Bugatti Legend.
The signature of the company’s founder Ettore Bugatti is engraved into the tank and oil cap and painted in silver.
Bugatti is using two types of leather for the first time in the “Ettore Bugatti” Legend.
Traditional calf’s leather is used throughout the vehicle interior. Those parts that are typically touched by hand including the steering wheel rim, gear lever, door handles, centre console armrest and door handle recesses, the switches in the door trims and in the roof module are all jacketed in natural cordovan leather.