Bugatti Veyron '1 of 1' unveiled
Bugatti Automobile S.A.S
Bugatti has revealed yet another special edition version of its iconic Veyron hypercar. Called the '1 of 1', the new model is a bespoke creation, commissioned by a customer in Singapore. It was revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California last weekend.
Stretching the exclusivity of the Veyron special editions somewhat, the 1 of 1 is the 25th uniquely styled Veyron, and the 14th to be based on the convertible Grand Sport variant.
Its black and yellow colour scheme is an homage to classic Bugatti models from the early 20th century, including the Type 44 (pictured above) and Type 55, which were painted in a similar hue on the order of company founder Ettore Bugatti.
Aside from contrasting body panels, this latest special edition Veyron gets black and yellow mesh grilles (with the customer's initials laser-etched into the front mesh) and wheels. Inside, it's rather more than fancy leather colours, with the car's silhouette laser etched into the door trims. The door sills have also been customised with an engraved portrait of the car's owner, which is sure to make the car easy to sell on in future...
Having rocked the world with its record breaking top speed in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has had its work cut out keeping pace with younger and more athletic rivals, particularly the latest crop of hybrid hypercars from Ferrari and McLaren. With the last of the 400-strong Veyron production run struggling to find homes, Bugatti elected to release an ever increasing number of uniquely styled special editions, rather than let the model die with some dignity.
However, development work has already begun on the Veyron's replacement, which has been spied in testing. Details are currently thin on the ground, but the new car is likely to feature an even more powerful (1,200bhp+) version of the Veyron's quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine, with a projected top speed of around 270mph.