This is yet another special edition of Bugatti’s 1,000bhp icon, the Veyron, says Ollie Kew in Car magazine. This one is called the Veyron Vitesse Legends Edition and pays tribute to Jean-Pierre Wimille, the French driver who won Bugatti two victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours race in the 1930s. This model is inspired by the 1937 Le Mans-winning car, which was decked out in these colours.
Mechanically, however, the Veyron Legend Editions are all identical to the standard Veyron Vitesse. That means a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-litre W16 engine, developing 1,183bhp and 1106lb ft of torque, a 0-62mph time of just 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 254mph.
To drive, these Bugattis are surprisingly unscary, says Top Gear. “It’s not until you really put your foot down that you realise quite how ballistic the Veyron really is.” Even so, for all that power, the car does seem “to live within the bounds of sanity”. Although once you’ve driven one of these, everything else will seem slow.
Prices have yet to be announced. But if you need to ask, you can’t afford one.