Bugatti’s latest Veyron Legend edition celebrates Meo Costantini

Like an incredibly popular movie franchise, Bugatti has unveiled the latest model in the Les Légendes de Bugatti series.

The latest Veyron in this series commemorates Meo Costantini, a highly regarded figure in Bugatti’s racing efforts from the 1920s. A close and personal friend of founder Ettore Bugatti, Costantini won the Targa Florio twice before winning the Spanish Grand Prix and the Grand Prix of Milan in 1926. A year later, he ended his career as a driver and managed Bugatti’s racing team until 1935.

Like the Jean-Pierre Wimille and the Jean Bugatti editions, the Meo Costantini Veyron is based on the Grand Sport Vitesse roadster. That means the quad-turbo W16 engine still pumps out 1,200 horsepower, the car still rockets from za standstill to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds and still tops out well north of 400 km/h. This particular Veyron has its carbon fibre body parts painted blue, contrasted by exposed and polished aluminum. The headrests and the fuel cap are embossed with Costantini’s signature and a map of the original Targa Florio route can be found beneath the retractable rear wing.

Perhaps most unique of all, scenes from Meo Costantini’s time as a racer for Bugatti are laser-etched into the leather on the door panels. With a base price of only €2.09 million, the Bugatti Veyron Legend Meo Costantini is on display at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show.

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