Having already paid homage to legendary racer Jean-Pierre Wimille and the eldest son of founder Ettore Bugatti, Jean Bugatti, French high-performance luxury manufacturer Bugatti presents the third installment in its six-part “Legends” series: a tribute to early 20th century driver and close family friend Meo Costantini. Here, the carbon fiber bodywork of the special edition Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has been painted in signature French Racing Blue while the aluminum portions of the exterior remain exposed and come with a high-polish, clear-coated finish. Under the car’s rear wing comes a painting of Sicily’s Targa Florio route – an open-road endurance race held in the mountains near Palermo and a race won twice by Costantini in the Bugatti Type 35, one of the most successful racing cars of all time. The Targa Florio also appears on the interior of the vehicle, joined by a combination of cognac and dark blue leather, light blue stitching and Constantini’s signature, which is embroidered into each of the headrests. The highlight of the interior, however, is undoubtedly the laser-etched racing scenes that adorn the leather throughout. Finally, in usual Vitesse fashion, the vehicle boasts an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine capable of 1,200 horsepower, acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 253 mph. Following its debut at the Dubai International Motor Show, the Constantini offering from the “Legends” series is now available for a cool $2.8 million USD.
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