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End of an era

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Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti to take its 450th and final Veyron to Geneva Motor Show

At last Bugatti has managed to shift the last few remaining €1million Veyrons,
and will celebrate this achievement by bringing the 450th and final model to the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Speaking with Auto Motor und Sport, Bugatti president Wolfgang Durheimer revealed the final car will be built this year, but that we shouldn’t expect to see the Veyron’s successor anytime soon. To “make the best even better” does not happen overnight, especially as the new model “must do everything better than its predecessor."

Thankfully, Bugatti buyers are a patient bunch. "Many of our customers are art collectors, and they know that it takes time to create a work of art."

Tipped to be called the Bugatti Chiron, the new model will be lighter, more responsive, and better-handling than the Veyron. It’ll be built on an existing carbon fiber architecture, but 92 percent of the parts will be all-new or heavily modified.

The Veyron’s 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 will carry over with output boosted from 1,200 to 1,500 horsepower, which will be done via direct fuel injection and electric turbochargers.

These will provide fast-acting torque, likely to peak around 1,000 lb-ft, sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Bugatti expects a top speed of around 288 mph with this setup.

While we await that car with eager anticipation we look forward to bidding farewell to one of the cars of our generation in Geneva.

Legendary Bugatti Veyron Ettore: goes on show in Paris

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Ettore Bugatti Legend

Ettore Bugatti Legend

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.

5th Bugatti Legend pics leaked

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An image of the fifth Bugatti Legend has appeared online, ahead of its official reveal at the Beijing Motor Show next month.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Geneva 2013
Known as the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Elizabeth Junek, the model serves as the penultimate part of the Legends special edition range.

Dedicated to Czech female racing driver Elizabeth Junek, the Veyron will be limited to just three units – like all models in this special edition line-up.

Bugatti has finished the Elizabeth Junek model with a two-tone black and yellow exterior, in homage to the colours of the racing driver’s car. The alloy wheels and fuel filler cap also wear the same colour combination.

Though to be confirmed, it will be powered by the same 1183bhp 8.0-litre W16 engine from the standard model, capable of 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds.

The Grand Sport Vitesse also holds the record for the fastest open-top car with a record-setting top speed of 254mph.

Like the other Legend models, expect the Elizabeth Junek to carry a price tag of around £1.8million.

Previous Legends models have included the Jean Bugatti, dedicated to one of the men responsible for shaping the brand, and the Jean-Pierre Wimille, named after one of Bugatti's most famous factory drivers.

So far, Bugatti hasn't had any trouble selling all Legends Edition cars, with most buyers being from the Middle East or USA.