Bugatti reveals Veyron L’Or Blanc made with porcelain bits

Posted on Jul 7 2011 - 11:27pm by Thomas Sharp

The new Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc is a new and unique version of the Grand Sport, which has been made for an unnamed businessman from Dubai for £1.48 million ($1.74 million).

What’s so special about this luxury car is it has been created with the help of Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur, a ceramics company that once supplied for King Frederick the Great. The company is 248 years old. Porcelain pieces are featured in the car’s exterior and interior, though only on non-structural pieces like wheel badges, fuel filler caps and the EB badge. The expensive porcelain pieces conform to automotive safety regulations, so people don’t need to worry about being sliced in case of an accident. This exclusive edition also features white interior and a ‘White Gold’ exterior.

The car sports the famous 8.0-litre quad turbocharged W16 engine that produces 736 kW of power 1250 Nm of torque. The car’s top speed is similar to Veyron’s normal coupe version (407 kilometers per hour), but if the roof is down, top speed reduces to 369 kilometers per hour.

Stefan Brungs, the sales chief of Bugatti, did not reveal details about the unnamed owner, only saying that he owns 800 other cars. “Installing porcelain in the world’s fastest convertible car seems like a pretty odd idea… but Bugatti has made a name for itself by not shying away from extravagant ideas. This is what Bugatti stands for: the realization of exceptional ideas whilst striving for the utmost in quality and aesthetics. This allows us to continue Ettore Bugatti’s heritage, who himself loved to experiment with new materials,” said Brungs.

 

via: Top Gear

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