The French perfectionist Bugatti has proclaimed to unveil 6 mega-elite models based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse or GSV. This exclusive edition fleet has been named as the “Bugatti Legends” or “Les Legendes de Bugatti” in French. The versions will be signed off to rejoice the well known names which have participated in fundamental responsibilities in the narration of brand value and which have aided in crafting its inscrutability. The GSV is the currently known as the fastest cars in the world today, officially that is.
The GSV limited edition will also be powered by an 8.0 liter W16 block, that can pump out 1200 bhp with a whopping 1500 NM (Newton meters) of Torque. This massive engine thrusts the car form 0-100 Kmph in just 2.6 seconds and can push the car to a peak velocity of 411 Kmph.
The first car in this limited edition is going to be named as the Jean-Pierre Wimillie. This man was one of the greatest test drivers of the Bugatti brand. He brought so much gold by winning many races for the company. He also won the final race where Bugatti would then hold the first place for the last time. The event was called the 1947 Bois de Boulogne, where Mr. Wimillie drove the 4.7 liter single seater Monopsoto Type 59/50 B. But in the year 1949 a car crash took his life in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Even though he passed away very early, the legacy which he left behind for Bugatti still lives on. He won, one of the toughest races in the world, the LeMans 24 hour endurance challenge. In 1937 he won it using the 57G Tank and in 1939 he won it again with the 57C Tank.
This year will be the 90th anniversary of the LeMans race. Because of those victories, Bugatti selected Jean-Pierre Wimillie’s 57G which won the first LeMans for the company as a reason for celebration. Since all the six models based on the GSV will be a limited edition. The first car or model will be coated with light Wimillie Bleu clear-dip. In honor of Jean-Pierre’s legendary car the blue 57G.