Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini Reviews
This Legend auto, which like all automobiles within the collection influenced by the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, pays homage to Meo Costantini. Costantini was a good friend of the organization's creator, Ettore Bugatti. He was the top of Bugatti's factory race team for quite some time and was also a driver, winning the Targa Florio 2 times within the Bugatti Type 35, among probably the most successful racing cars ever.
The automobile influenced by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The Legend Edition "Meo Costantini" will set you back EUR2.09 million, excluding taxes and transportation. Just like all Bugatti Legend cars, the production run is restricted to just three vehicles.
The human body of the Vitesse Legend "Meo Costantini" is mainly built of carbon fibre. The blue paintwork to the carbon fibre parts references France's classic motor sport colour, along with the Type 35. The brand new paint color "Bugatti Dark Blue Sport" has been especially developed for the automobile. The aluminium components are handpolished and coated with clear lacquer. Bugatti may be the sole creation producer to provide polished clearcoated aluminium bodywork. Yet another particular characteristic of the car is the fact that individual components got two different paint finishes. This demands great ability, and is especially notable to see in the wings, which are finished in both blue paint and clear lacquer.
As a mention of the Costantini's success at Targa Florio, the shape of the historical race course is painted in the bottom of the rear wing (air brake) in "Bugatti Dark Blue Sport." Yet another characteristic that pays tribute to the illustrious racing driver is his signature, which can be laserengraved into oil caps and the aluminium tank and painted in silver.
The inside of the Legend Vitesse "Meo Costantini" is entirely upholstered in leather. The roof, footwell, middle segments of the seats and back wall are typical in the colour "Gaucho", a classy cognac tone.
A short glimpse into the inside causes it to be instantly clear to whom the automobile is dedicated. The shape is portrayed in a polished and milled aluminium relief that's been attached directly under the EB logo to the cover, it self constructed from dark blue clearcoated carbon-fiber.
A particular highlight of the inside may be the scenes and vintage car motifs in the doors, that have been laserengraved into the leather trim together with the extreme precision and attention to detail. These pictures exemplify the most glorious minutes of Meo Costantini's racing career and also the exciting world of motor racing in the 1920s.
Bartolomeo \"Meo\" Costantini
Bartolomeo \"Meo\" Costantini, produced in 1889, was the top of Bugatti's racing team for eight years. He began racing at a very young age and developed an interest in racing cars. It was following the First World War when he was involved in altering a Bugatti Type 13, that he first came in to contact with the Bugatti brand. This is actually the automobile that Meo would drive all through his first races in 1920 21. Both developed a close bond, and Costantini worked for Bugatti as adviser and a racing driver with the period on. In 1926, in addition, he drove to the Grand Prix of Milano and also success in the Spanish Grand Prix, and took second place in Monza. Shortly later he ended his active racing career to be able to handle the Bugatti racing team, a place which he held from 1927 until 1935. Costantini remained at Bugatti until 1937.
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