Bugatti is celebrating the conclusion of its "Les Légendes de Bugatti" edition. In 2013, Bugatti launched the exclusive model series during the Monterey Car Week at the well-known and attended automotive events "The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering" and "Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance" with the first Legend. In 2014, the crowning conclusion will be held at the same location with the world première of the company's sixth Legend. It honors Ettore Bugatti, founder and patron of the brand, and is based on the historical model Type 41 Royale. As with the five previous Legends, only three of the final Legends model will be produced. Bugatti is presenting all six Bugatti Legends together for the first and only time.
Ettore Bugatti is one of the most important figures of the automotive world in the 20th century. He combined his family's rich artistic heritage with his technological ideas and succeeded in creating the foundation for a design language that shaped the brand for years to come and made it unmistakable. Two such vehicles are the Type 57 SC Atlantic and the unforgettable Type 41 Royale that Ettore Bugatti built as the most powerful and luxurious car of its time. It also serves as the historical basis for this Bugatti Legend. The lightweight construction designs of the 1920s, such as the Type 13 "Brescia" or the Type 35 - which was one of the most successful racing cars in motor sport history with 2,000 victories and podium finishes - are further notable representatives of the brand.
The "Ettore Bugatti" Legend is based on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, as are all the other Legends. The super sports car is powered by a 1,185bhp, 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 with the roof down, the Vitesse is the world's fastest production roadster ever built.
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