Special Edition Bugattis Honors The Carmaker’s Past Heroes [Pics]

First of six special-edition supercars honors a two-time Le Mans winner.

Bugatti has announced that it will be launching a special-edition run of the Grand Sport Vitesse. There will be six different models, each of which will pay homage to iconic figures from the company’s past.

Officially the world’s fastest car with its top down – the specially-crafted Vitesse models will be based on design cues from the cars driven by Bugatti’s heroes.

The first Legend honors Jean-Pierre Wimille, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Bugatti – once in 1937 with Robert Benoist, and again in 1939 with Pierre Veyron. He was also one of the company’s longest-serving test drivers.

The car in his honor will be painted in the same color as the car he drove at Le Mans in 1937 – a light “Wimille Bleu” paintwork. The interior design is also drawn from the 57G he drove at Le Mans.

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The various details, materials and colors will give drivers a nostalgic sense of what Wimille would have experienced driving the Bugatti.

Bugatti haven’t released any information on pricing – and the Wimille edition Legend will be limited to a production run of three.

As for the remaining Legends, they will be released over the next 12 months, so keep your eyes peeled.

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