Bugatti Veyron Jean-Pierre Wimille Reviews
Bugatti, a brand with a rich history distinctive within the automobile business, is celebrating its heroes. The French luxury marque brings out an unique edition, "Les Legendes de Bugatti" (Bugatti Legends), to commemorate the celebrated names that have played a critical part in its history and that have helped making its mystique.
Doctor. Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.: "This manufacturer is in large part explained by exceptional personalities and historically resonant moments. We need to identify the story of the brand using these Bugatti legends, and at the very same time produce a connection between its past and existence."
The winning race-car from 1937 is the inspiration behind the layout of the "JeanPierre Wimille" Bugatti Legend. For the race the 57G Tank appeared in French racing cars that were habitually identified by the racing blue finish. Appropriately, this Vitesse now shines in a mild Wimille Bleu paintwork complete plus blue clearcoated carbon-fibre.
The color scheme is continued within the supercar's inside, as Achim Anscheidt, chief designer at Bugatti, describes: "The materials and colors chosen, including a bunch of particulars, all reference the fundamental features of the classic versions driven by those amounts to whom our version pays homage. In every instance, this attention has led to vehicles where the credibility of the past is joined with the superlative, the current style and also the luxurious comfort of Bugatti being an icon of the current. With these Bugatti Legends we're giving history a contemporary make-over."
This superb sports car, started in Springtime 2012, is formally the quickest collection roadster on earth since attaining 408,84 km/h with the top-down in April 2013.
The production run for the Bugatti Legend "JeanPierre Wimille" will be restricted to three vehicles.
The likeness of the auto's interior and exterior style to that of the historic race-car, the Type 57G Tank, is clear even at first glance.
Outside. The light and dark blue colour divide of the vehicle has already been implemented within the Vitesse, frequently running across entire body-parts - an artistic endeavour requiring workmanship and great technical knowledge. Flawlessly designed dark blue open carbon makes a harmonious contrast to the light blue "Bleu Wimille" paint finish, that has been developed particularly for this particular version to stay close to the first colour of the 57G Tank. The whole front place of the automobile, side doors and also the component behind the doors, the so-called "medaillon" (French), are concluded in "Bleu Wimille" paint. Just the top portion of the front wing panels stays in dark-blue open carbon, thus reflecting the striking composition of the historic racing car's "Wimille stripes".
More references to Wimille contain the driver's signature, that is lasered in the dark-blue tank and oil caps.
The double-tone color scheme and focus for detail will also be reflected within the inside. The headliner, footwells, and seat inserts are upholstered in "Bleu Wimille", with all the dark-blue seat bolsters providing a feeling of contour. This dark-blue, called "Lake Blue", is carried through within the dashboard panel, center console and doors and makes a colour dialogue within the automobile's inside. Decorative stitching in contrasting light-blue produces delicate accents.
As an homage to Wimille, the car and also the business name, the Bugatti designers have created an unique cosmetic stitching within the French national colours of blue, white and red which is used in the steering-wheel and gearshift lever, lending both components a genuine awareness of sophistication.
The headrests are embellished with the stitched signature of JeanPierre Wimille, including just one more highlight in "Bleu Wimille".
And references to Le Mans may also be seen within the Bugatti's inside: the shape of the race racetrack gleams like a milled and polished aluminum reduction embedded in a prominent place under the EB logo within the lid of the back centerbox, that is itself made of dark-blue open carbon.
Further Legends-special attributes include exposed carbon inserts within the center console extension bearing the "Les Legendes de Bugatti" emblem together with the celebrated Bugatti elephant as well as in the door-sill plates decked together with the portrait and touch of JeanPierre Wimille.
About JeanPierre Wimille
JeanPierre Wimille was among the longestserving test drivers at Bugatti. He joined Bugatti at a stage when its last great racing triumphs lay several years previously, making the chain of victories he brought home to Molsheim on the subsequent years even more critical.
His best racing accomplishment was undoubtedly his twin victories for Bugatti at Le Mans. He died in a car accident in 1949 in Buenos Aires.
2013 Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - Jean Pierre Wimille (SH)
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