Bugatti Legends unveils its new 'Black Bess' edition
A futuristic Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
The original 'Black Bess' model which was produced between 1912 and 1914 – named after an English racehorse – was one of the first ever 'street legal' sports cars during its production date. Now as a part of the Bugatti Legends series, the brand is releasing its updated, futuristic version of the old car, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse edition.
The impressive vehicle is painted in the same black and gold colourway as the original, with each of the three special edition Veyrons made to feature real 24-karat gold details throughout.
The Black Bess Veyrons' door cards and rear cabin section are even detailed with sketches of the Type 18 'Black Bess' and Roland Garros' aeroplane – a close friend of Ettore Bugatti and the first owner of the original 'Black Bess'.
The mechanics of the car are produced to be identical to every other Veyron Vitesse. It features a lift-out carbon fibre roof panel, and an 1183 bhp 8.0 litre engine, which powers the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds – hitting a speed of 253 mph flat
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse 'Black Bess' Edition will come with a cool price tag of $2.98 million and debut at the Beijing Motor Show on April 20.