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2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess

Technical Specs
1200 hp 1106 lb-ft 2.5 s 254 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type W16, Quad-Turbo Length 175.7 in (4462 mm)
Displacement 488 cu in (7993 cc) Width 78.7 in (1998 mm)
Power 1200 hp (882 kW) @ 6400 rpm Height 46.9 in (1190 mm)
Torque 1106 lb-ft (1500 Nm) @ 3000 rpm Weight 4387 lb (1990 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.5 s (2.6 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile 10 s
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 254 mph (409 km/h)
Layout All Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City 8 mpg
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY 15 mpg
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 265/680 ZR500A Manufacturer's Origin France
Tire Size - Rear 365/710 ZR540A Base Price $3,000,000 excl. taxes
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Bugatti Pays Tribute to Type 18 "Black Bess"

Published: Thu Apr 10, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Bugatti
The body of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess is 
constructed entirely of carbon fiber and, just like its historical predecessor, 
is painted completely black.
The body of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess is constructed entirely of carbon fiber and, just like its historical predecessor, is painted completely black.

The fifth model in the six-part Bugatti Legends series pays tribute to one of the first ever street legal super sports cars.

At the upcoming Auto China motor show in Beijing (from 21 to 29 April) the French luxury manufacturer will be presenting as a world premiere the modern interpretation of the Type 18, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess. As one of the fastest road vehicles in the world at the time, the Type 18 "Black Bess" is a direct forerunner of today's world speed record-holding Bugatti Veyron. As with all models in the Edition, the current Legends model is limited to a run of three vehicles and is available for a net price of $3 million.

Of the four Legend models already presented, all twelve vehicles have been sold.

"Over the course of its history, Bugatti has not only been responsible for crafting enormously successful race cars, but has also created some outstanding road vehicles," notes Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. "As the fastest road vehicle of its time, the Type 18 was in a class of its own. It truly is the legitimate forerunner for the Veyron, and is therefore a Bugatti Legend."

Exterior Design of 'Black Bess' Legend Vitesse

The body of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess is constructed entirely of carbon fiber and, just like its historical predecessor, is painted completely black. The gold-colored accents that make the Type 18 "Black Bess" so unmistakable are reflected in exquisite fashion on the modern Bugatti. For example, some of the Bugatti's body components are coated in 24-carat gold. Indeed, this precious material has been used for the striking Bugatti horseshoe, which gleams against the background of the black front grille, creating a truly expressive front view for the Vitesse. This is reinforced by gold-colored stripes that start below the headlights and radiate out over the front wings towards the rear, before tapering off at the end of the door line.

Sporting a similarly brilliant gold finish are the EB logo on the rear of the vehicle and the hub covers on the black rims, which also bear the initials of the company's founder, Ettore Bugatti, in black. And let's not forget the tank and oil caps, which have been engraved with the "Black Bess" nameplate and elegantly finished with gold paint.

Finest Leather Inside

The interior of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess has been fully upholstered using the finest leather. The headliner, footwell, seats, elongated center console and rear bulkhead are bedecked in a light "Beige" tone, with the dashboard, dash panel, door trim panel and cowl panel offering a discreet contrast in "Havanna". Clad in red "Crimson" leather, the steering wheel rim draws a clear reference to the historic Type 18 "Black Bess". This accent has also been picked up and continued in the red decorative stitching on the outer bolsters of the seats and in the seat belts.

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